Would you take these guys in return for Shark?
I think I would.
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NorthSideIrish - Yesterday, 10:03 AM
udbrky - Mar 04 2014 12:06 PM
Posted 06 December 2013 - 08:04 PM
So essentially if someone offered an mlb ready starting pitcher (Skaggs) that projects to be mid to upper rotation talent. A younger SP with upside and then a position prospect. Catcher would be a good fit.
I honestly would forgo the mlb ready starting pitcher and look to get 1-2 real upside guys down in low A or high A. If that is a possibility. I don't have names but trying to think of a formula of what I would take.
So it would be 4 players. I like using Sickels rating scale of grades.
2 - (B/B- room to improve)High ceiling young starting pitchers (raw maybe is a good word)
1 - (B-/C+) Position prospect. Catcher would be nice, power OF would be nice.
1 - © throw in that could provide value. Platoon fielder mlb ready, backup catcher, power reliever etc.
Sort of what we gave the Rays...Archer/Lee headline. Guyer was a decent prospect. I would want to combine Fuld/Chirnos? for a marginally better guy.
and this is a long post that does not answer what you asked lol.
Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:07 PM
I still tend to look at Skaggs as a high upside guy. He's not in the same category as Bradley or Walker or Bundy, but it is worth pointing out that Baseball America rated Skaggs over Bradley at the start of the 2013 season.
And given that the Cubs have little left handed pitching in the system, I think I'd be ok with one of the best nearly ready left handed pitching prospects in the game.
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