I'm posting this here because the response to todays bullets and stove are going nuts and I want some inoput that won't be lost.
If the Cubs get Tanaka will they be more inclined to trade Shark? Also, what is worth in the offseason? Is a Bradley and Skaggs type deal still reasonable?
It seems iffy at best that a contract will be worked out and his value is high. The rotation is starting to get crowded and a lot of the guys seem the same. Is he really any better than Arrieta (stuff wise) or Wood (well, just look at this year)? You may be able to net a lot for him. I for one wouldn't mind a rotation of Tanaka, Wood, Jackson (only because I think its enevitable) and the two best of Arrieta, Rusin, Grimm and Cabrera or maybe a prospect gained by trading Shark.
Just a thought and it could happen without acquiring Tanaka if the right deal comes along.