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Offline Last Active Aug 31 2013 06:22 PM

#34414 5 team trade...

Posted by Cubsin on 04 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

I don't recall any four-team trades, let alone five-team trades. And I started following baseball while Ernie Banks was still playing for the Kansas City Monarchs.

#29048 Garza is not worth that much

Posted by Cubsin on 14 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

I would argue that Garza's value will never be higher that it will be for the next two and half weeks. He can help a team win their division or win a wild-card spot, or at the very worst help put more butts in the seats. There are ten teams that could use Garza, and there are not ten similar pitchers to go around.

I won't argue that Garza is better than Greinke or Hamels, but he's clearly more valuable, because (a) he can help your team contend in 2013 and ( B) if you offer him a qualifying contract for 2014 and he declines, your team will receive an extra first-round draft pick (11-30) in round 1 and a supplemental first-round draft pick in the low to mid-30's. If you acquire Greinke or Hamels and can't re-sign them, you get two months of service and no compensatory draft picks.

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