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30 Oct 2014 18:48:50
Red Sox Acquire:
Craig and Victorino have a little more trade value than that. Maybe not a ton, but a little more.
30 Oct 2014 18:44:58
30 Oct 2014 04:41:52
METS get: Y. Cespedes, R. DeLaRosa, D. Merrero
RED SOX get: D. Murphy, Matt Harvey
So the Mets get a bunch of terrible contracts for one of the best young pitchers in the game?
Terrible contracts? who, Cespedes? He has one year left and the other two are minor leaguers. I don't see bad contracts in there. But it isn't a good trade overall.
^I don't think it's a good deal, but what bad contracts are you talking about. Cespedes has one more year at a fair price for a 3. 5 war player, while Marrero an de la Rosa are both on rookie contracts ( maybe arb. for de la Rosa)
I'm a Sox fan, but this proposal is crap.
30 Oct 2014 04:29:17
Price for Kemp and cash
Let VMart, Tori, and Max go
(more of a pipe dream than anything but this is all fun so here it goes)
Castellanos, Suarez, JD Martinez, + for Cargo and Tulo
Travis, + for Revere
1. Revere CF
2. Kinsler 2B
3. Tulo 3B
4. Cabby 1B
5. Kemp RF
6. CarGo LF
7. Butler DH
8. Avilia/McCann C
9. Iglesias SS
Rookies fill in 5th spot
Would be an amazing defensive team, in my opinion as well. I know there will be some people that disagree and I hope some suggested changes are recommended if there are any to get me thinking how this could be better.
How about Papelbon $ and Revere for two of your top 10s and two of your 10-20 ranked propects? Deal?
Jake Peavy won't be back in the AL.
29 Oct 2014 22:48:59
Find a suitor for Alex Avila
Tigers get: Matt Kemp
Dodgers get: Devon Travis, Bryan Holaday, Robbie Ray
Resign 1B/DH Victor Martinez
Sign OF Nick Markakis
Sign RHP Jake Peavy
Sign LHP Andrew Miller
Sign RHP David Robertson
Tigers get: Francisco Cervelli, Tyler Austin, Corban Joseph
Yankees get: Nick Castellanos, Andrew Romine
Release RHP Joe Nathan
Resign UT Don Kelly
Sign IF Kelly Johnson
Resign RHP Joba Chamberlain
Tigers get: Evan Gattis
Braves get: Buck Farmer, Patrick McCoy, Tyler Collins, PTBNL
Sign 3B Pablo Sandoval
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. Nick Markakis, RF
3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
4. Victor Martinez, 1B
5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
6. JD Martinez, LF
7. Matt Kemp, CF
8. Evan Gattis, C
9. Jose Iglesias, SS
C Francisco Cervelli
IF Kelly Johnson
OF Rajai Davis
UT Don Kelly
1. David Price, LHP
2. Justin Verlander, RHP
3. Anibal Sanchez, RHP
4. Jake Peavy, RHP
5. Rick Porcello, RHP
LHP Andrew Miller
RHP Joba Chamberlain
LHP Blaine Hardy
RHP Al Alburquerque
RHP Joakim Soria
RHP Bruce Rondon
RHP David Robertson
My opinion it will take more to get Kemp, most likely Price and LA picking up a huge chunk of his contract
Avilia isn't going anywhere
Don't think Miller or Robertson will be signed.
I agree with trading Nick if the return is right, maybe someone like Philly, Houston or Colorado that will take a few years to build a little more and need the young talent.
Nathan is here no mater what. He can't be worse than last year, hopefully he pitches like he did against the Tigers all of the years before we signed him.
Kelly is too old. Expect Romine or Worth or someone like that to be our utility guy with Davis being the 4th OF.
Good with resigning Joba
Don't think the Gattis move works when we have McCann ready.
The Panda isn't the answer either in my opinion.
I have some of my own ideas that will be posting shortly. So take them apart when you see the next Tigers offseason hopes and dreams appear.
So the Tigers get everyone they could ever want with no cash limitations and no logical reasoning? Got it.
Wow lots of moving parts. Very few which are reasonable. First that package won't land you Kemp. Next Peavy has been better in the NL and will probably stay there. Though Detroit is a bigger park, maybe it would work there. Next Miller will have a lot of suitors with big pockets. Robertson is most certainly to stay with the Yankees. I'm surprised that you think those 3 are worth Casellanos. I'm sure the Yankees would do it in a heart beat. Joe Nathan, I'd wait on him. See if he can turn it a round. If not then in season DFA him. Sandoval is also going to have several suitors with big pockets, so I don't see Detroit as his landing spot.
29 Oct 2014 22:15:44
ANGELS OFFSEASON PLAN
1. A Good Starter
2. Lefty Reliever
3. Bench Bat
4. Payroll Relief
Trade 3B David Freese and RHP Fernando Salas to the Red Sox for
prospect LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, some cash relief, and a PTBNL.
Angels do it for young talent and payroll relief, Red Sox do it to get third baseman and a solid relief pitcher
Sign RHP Brandon McCarthy (2/18)
Angels do it for a guy that can pitch like an ace at times and when he gets cold, Hector Santiago can fill in
Sign LHP Tom Gorzelanny (1/3)
He pitched well, and he might be a decent LOOGY, why not?
Sign INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio (2/6)
He will be a nice, good, multi-position playing, speedy neck guy that the Angels need
Why would the Red Sox trade and good prospect for 2 washed up players
The McCarthy deal you've provided at the value you've indicated is unlikely.
The good starter seems to be missing from the return on any of the four parts of your deal.
Other than throwing with his left arm, why would anyone want anyone want Tom G?. and
Emilio Bonifacio is okay. he's much better than all the utility guys currently on the roster.
Missing on the # 1 priority. makes your offseason a fail.
The Sox aren't trading E-Rod, who has No. 2 upside, for a replacement-level player who is only marginally better than Will Middlebrooks and a middle relieve
If your idea of a good starter is Brandon McCarthy, then I wish you were in every one of my fantasy baseball leagues. Wow.
29 Oct 2014 19:41:02
Sign Jon Lester 7 yr 161
Sign A. Cabrera 3 yr 32
Sign Chase Headley 3 yr 36
Sign Andrew Miller 2 yr 28
29 Oct 2014 00:02:42
Mat Latos-SP (from Reds)
David Lough-OF (from Orioles)
Mike Wright-SP prospect (from Orioles)
Didi Gregorious-SS (from Diamondbacks)
Randall Delgado-RHP (from Diamondbacks)
Marcus Wilson-OF prospect (from Diamondbacks)
Mike Leake-SP (from Reds)
Michael Ohlman-C prospect (from Orioles)
Why would the Reds want didi back?
^Cuz Zack Cozart kinda stinks
28 Oct 2014 21:27:30
SP Mat Latos, OF Chris Heisey and RP Manny Parra to Mariners for OF Michael Saunders, SP Roenis Elias, 3B Patrick Kivlehan and RP Carson Smith
The trade gives the M's the RH'ed corner outfield bat they need. Latos slots at number two or three in their rotation and Parra replaces Joe Beimel. The Reds swap outfielders merely as a change of scenery deal for both Heisey and Saunders. Elias enters rotation in #4/5 and Smith goes to bullpen. Plus it saves the Reds approx $12M.
28 Oct 2014 21:14:10
Sign Rafael Soriano-RP 2 yrs/15M
Sign Pat Neshek-RP 2 yrs/11M
Sign Colby Rasmus-OF 1 yr/12. 5M
Tigers platoon Rasmus and Rajai Davis in CF, use Joakim Soria in 7th, Soriano in 8th, Joe Nathan in 9th
If Nathan doesn't work as CL, the tigers will have Soriano and Soria to step up
28 Oct 2014 21:10:23
DET acquires: Evan Gattis C/OF/DH
ATL acquires: Rick Porcello SP
28 Oct 2014 09:33:07
(Swihart, Middlebrooks, Bradley Jr. , Reynaudo, Webster).
* (Catcher of the future, promising 3B, Low-priced promising CF with "A"grade defense, and 2 potential B-A grade SP/RP, & Salary Relief to help pay for J. Upton).
-BOSTON gets: Heyward. * (LH/RF need)
Walden. * (Setup/Closer option)
-PHILADELHIA gets: (M. Betts, D. Nava, C. Rivero, H. Owens).
* (CF of the future, Potential Top-notch LHP, potential great SS to begin replacing aging INF, and a quality OF Bat, & Salary Relief to chase Y. Tomas).
(C. Hamels). * (Much needed #1/#2 LHP)
-P. Sandoval 5yrs. /100M. * (S. Hitting 3B need)
-C. Headley 3yrs. /36M. * (if Sandoval bidding
gets too pricey).
-J. Shields 4yrs. /95M. * (Much Needed #1/#2)
-A. Miller 3yrs. /24M. * (Setup/Closer option)
RHP : J. Shields
LHP : C. Hamels
RHP : C. Buchholz
RHP : J. Kelly
LHP : E. Escobar
Closer: J. Walden (R)
Setup: A. Miller (L)
Setup: J. Tazawa (R)
MR/LR: E. Mujica (R)
MR/LR: R. De La Rosa (R)
MR/LR : B. Workman (R)
MR/LR : T. Layne (L)
1. R. Castillo (CF)
2. D. Pedrioa (2B)*hopefully heals
3. Y. Cespdes (LF) -for 1yr.
4. D. Ortiz (DH)
5. J. Heyward (RF)
6. P. Sandoval (3B)-eventual DH
7. M. Napoli (1B)*hopefully heals
8. X. Bogaerts (SS)
9. C. Vazquez (C)
-A. Craig (1B/OF)
-B. Holt (INF/OF)
-S. Victorino (OF)*at least for 1 more yr.
-D. Butler (C/1B)
*No resign with Uehera, Ross, Bandenhop, etc.
*Team Payroll should still be in check.
*SOX's needs met to compete for Div. /beyond.
*Quality names still left in the Farm System.
Red Sox will not give up Betts to get
Hamels. Betts is a special player. If that's what PHI wants, than the trade is not happening.
Phils fan here, then take Betts out, add Swihart and another piece. Other than that, you're missing out on Hamels prime years coming up on a contract that takes him through age 34. have fun with Shields or Lester for $24 million AAV going through their years 38 and 39 possibly. Just sayin, trade prospects or roll the dice and have potential albatross contracts for these guys later years at top $.
Braves don't need a catcher of the future as they have Bethancourt. Boston doesn't need more outfielders. Nava is a free agent.
Love the Braves proposal!
Sox would probably pull back
one of the pitchers (Renado
RE: PHILLIES Deal:
Phils have been scoping the Sox all season, Both Clubs want Aggressive change ASAP! Phils want what the Sox have (Youth and High Ceilings at a fair price)to start Rebuild. Sox want that Rare Proven Ace at a reasonable price that they started shopping recently. Both Teams relentless scouting efforts of each other have proven that. In evitable signs Both clubs won't look the other way from each other. A Deal will get done, Like or Not.
*Only other legitimate rival with tempting offers have been the CUBS, though not likely.
*Whether Betts or Swihart are separate centerpieces, it doesn't matter. Both clubs will roll the dice with each other this offseason.
-Bradley Jr. (OF)
RED SOX get:
-Hamels (#1/#2 SP)
* More than fair trade for both clubs.
RE: ATLANTA Deal:
*OK. I can agree with that. so replace Swihart with Betts as the center of the deal for Heyward and Walden.
I know they have Bethancourt at Catcher already. Swihart could make a fine trade chip though. So that's all good, like I said, swap Betts for Swihart
____*Ammended Deal*_____ ATLANTA gets:
-Heyward (RF) *Great Defense and
coverage for RF at
*Needed LHB with
more Power than
Betts could offer.
*Young All Star Name
with Stats comparing
to G. Stanton minus
the SLG. %.
* Braves most likely
will not offer ext.
* Sox will be able to
afford him as
compared to an offer
* A fair trade for both clubs.
RE: SOX Loaded OF.
*No kidding, that the Sox have an overload in the Outfield. A fine luxury to have. Refining is in order though.
Unloading Betts, Bradley Jr. , Craig leaves:
-Victorino-*for 1 more yr. (Bench)
-Nava- *Resign. (Bench/Future LF)
-Cespedes-*for 1 more yr. (Starter LF)
-* Possible Trade Chip.
-Castillo- * (Starter CF).
-Brentz- *in Minors.
-Hassan- *in Minors.
*Aquisition of Heyward in RF more than satisfies the needed refinement for the Sox and balances the # of OFers within the next year, especially with Victorino and Cespedes most likely parting ways.
If Sandoval signs for 5/100, he'll be in San Francisco.
I don't think Giants will go that far for him. FA is almost a certain for Sandoval.
Uncertainty with the market possibilities will be the only fuel needed for the Sox to not let him get away.
Sandoval and Hamels are the most crucial players to reel in for Boston. I feel they pull those 2 moves off.
Phils fan here again. nice proposal for Cole and I'd be fine with that. I'd even say trade Cole for that package and throw Boston $10 million just to offset any worries about his AAV, which some folks think is a little high. Then you have him for a smidge shy of $20 mil per for next four years. that's a good deal and he's undoubtedly an 18-20 game winner with a non-anemic offense.
28 Oct 2014 03:23:09
Alright, here's is a outlook on the Cubs offseason.
Sign Joe Maddon at Manager - Renteria moves to bench coach
Sign Scherzer or Deal Almora+ for Cole Hamels
Trade Edwin Jackson to the Yankees for comp picks or low level prospects
Cubs make the playoffs after calling up Bryant.
Phillies are going to get Betts from boston for cole, unless they get a haul from the cubs, he's going to boston
Yea the Yankees aren't dumb and won't take the contract of Jackson. He would have an even higher ERA in New York. They know it. If and when Jackson gets traded it will probably be for BJ Upton, bad contract for bad contract.
^The Red Sox will not trade Betts for Hamels
Almora, C. J. Edwards, Alcantara, Vogelbach for Hamels, Ben Revere, and $
BTW the Edwin Jackson trade to the Yankees. Yankees don't have comp picks.
27 Oct 2014 21:43:34
Boston sends Betts, Nava and Watson to Atlanta for Hayward and Minor; Braves put Betts at 2b, Nava in LF, Justin Upton in RF, LaStella Utility
Boston sends Craig, Middlebrooks and Bradley, Jr to Brewers for Gallardo and Parra; Brewers put Craig at 1b, Will replaces Ramirez at 3b, Bradley 4th OF
Boston signs The Panda 5/$85M
Boston signs Lester 4/$92M
Sox keep Cespedes and he joins Victorino and Hayward in OF with Parra 4th
Lester will not be going back to Boston. And he will get over 100 million. If wasn't going to get that he would have already resigned with Boston and not been traded.
Do you actually think Jon lester will sign for 4/$92M?
Rusney Castillo > Shane Victorino
There is no room for Parra
I'm pretty sure Watson is Webster, right?
Lots of moving parts and deals, but all plausible.
Who is Watson??
LaStella is limited to 2B and maybe
Watson is Sherlock Holmes assistant/protegee.
27 Oct 2014 17:51:55
+30 million (part of 52.5 million left on Ethier's contract)
Jose Valdez-RP prospect
Hernan Perez-2B/SS prospect
James McCann-C prospect
Tigers platoon Ethier and Rajai Davis in center, and Dodgers get 3 good prospects for paying most of Ethier's contract: a good RP prospect for their erratic bullpen, a 2B/SS prospect most likely to be used as a utility INF, and a catching prospect that has potential to be really good or potential to be a good back up
If the Tigers go after an OF in LA, it would be Matt Kemp. Ethier is worthless.
Ethier has very little trade value. The Dodgers would have to eat most, if not all of his contract.
27 Oct 2014 02:33:25
Resign Cabrera. M
26 Oct 2014 21:38:09
Sign SP Jon Lester- 6 years/135 million
Sign RP Andrew Miller- 3 years/28 million
Alexei Ramirez-SS (White Sox)
3B: Alex Rodriguez/Martin Prado
2B: Martin Prado/Rob Refsnyder
Sign Brandon McCarthy for 2 years 21 million
Lester is really the only big money free agent that makes sense for NYY (Miller makes sense as well). You would need more to trade for Alexi (Sanchez, Jagnielo, Kelley?), but this is fairly realistic compared to other NYY proposals I have seen on here.
26 Oct 2014 21:22:29
Wieters will be a free agent after next season and may not be fully recovered by start of year.
That and Ethier doesn't have a ton of value at this point, unless LA eats a significant portion of his contract. even then, I'm not sure this deal gets done.
26 Oct 2014 21:15:53
Rangers-Blue Jays trade:
Blue Jays get:
Travis Demeritte-2B/3B prospect
Luis Ortiz-SP prospect
As a Jays fan, I like it but doubt it
26 Oct 2014 21:03:46
Josh Hamilton/CJ Cron for Nick Swisher/Michael Bourn/Danny Salazar
Why for Angels?
They need to move on from Hamilton. The salaries are basically equal. Bourn could be the speedy leadoff man they need playing LF to bump Calhoun and Trout back to the 2 and 3 positions in the lineup where they should be. Swisher gives them flexibility between DH/1B/OF when Pujols, etc need days off. Salazar would be a solid, young addition with potential to the rotation that needs a boost.
Why for Indians?
They get rid of their two worst contracts and bring in Hamilton who while he has an equally horrible contract, he has more potential to bounce back and be a solid impact bat in the middle of the order. Cron would also give the Indians a young, controllable, powerful bat with 30HR potential at DH who could also spell Santana at 1B.
Are the Angels going to eat a portion of Hamilton's salary?
Why would the Angels eat any of Hamilton's salary when they are taking on Swisher and Bourn's salaries?
Bourn and Swisher will make $28. 5M between the two, an average of $14. 25M. (Both have vesting options that are team friendly).
Hamilton will make $25M next year by himself. and then $32M/year the next two, with no options. That's a worse taking than the Angels would be getting.
The Indians giving up 2 terrible contracts to get 1 horrible contract isn't a bargain, especially considering they now lose 2 players on a whim that Hamilton turns it around. Angels would need to eat a portion of Hamilton's contract to make it worth it.
NO! Salazar will remain in Cleveland
26 Oct 2014 16:43:11
26 Oct 2014 16:04:46
Neal Cotts-RP (from Rangers)
Corey Knebel-RP (from Rangers)
Amir Garrett-SP prospect (from Reds)
Andre Ethier-OF (from Dodgers)
Darnell Sweeney-2B/SS prospect (from Dodgers)
Alec Asher-SP prospect (from Rangers)
Mat Latos-SP (from Reds)
Tucker Barnhart-C prospect (from Reds)
Dodgers have to pay for most of Ethier's contract for this to deal to even itself out
While the proposal in interesting, it doesn't work for Cincinnati. It actually increases the payroll, which the Reds cannot do
Reds don't have a lot of financial flexibility. I doubt they move Latos to take a bigger contract in Ethier.
The reds have pitching prospects coming up. They need a of that can hit. It would be a good move.
There are plenty of OF bats that they could get for Latos that are better and significantly cheaper than Ethier.
It's not that they won't or shouldn't trade Latos (they should). I just don't see them taking on Ethier when they have little to no financial flexibility. Money doesn't grow on trees for these guys.
26 Oct 2014 14:37:32
Rays get an offensive catcher to compliment defensive based catcher Ryan Hannigan, while the braves get a young starter in Alex Colome to add to their tommy john riddled rotation and a solid 2B/SS prospect in Tim Beckham that has a solid OBP and plus speed
May have to be tweaked with prospects, but this could happen
Does Tim Beckham have that much value anymore?
This is the type of trade the Braves
need to make in order to get back
into contention. They also need to
dump some payroll (B. J. and C. J.
for example). Substitute a younger
more highly rated prospect for
Colome is already #5 prospect for Rays, anyone better than Tim Beckham wouldn't be worth for the Rays to trade for Evan Gattis
25 Oct 2014 17:39:52
Yankees-White Sox trade:
White Sox get:
John Ryan Murphy
Yankees get their shortstop while the White Sox get a good overall catcher in Murphy, a strike-out reliever in kelley, and an OF in Zoilo who can play LF
As a yankees fan, i'd actually rather keep JR Murphy and put someone like Pirela or Tyler Austin in this deal.
Pirela and Austin don't hold as much value as Murphy, there would need to be a catcher included in a deal with the White sox
Zoilo is a switch hitter and doesn't strike out as much as viciedo, murphy is more consistent and has better defense than flowers, kelley is questionable I guess he could fit, but overall nice trade!
^ You wouldn't get Ramirez with one of those two
25 Oct 2014 15:24:16
Given the Jays wealth of young starters (Sanchez, Hutchinson, Stroman, Norris) who are ready for the big leagues, the Jays need to unload some of their veterans to add at other positions.
Class A prospect
What do you mean by a "Class A prospect?". because no one's giving up a top prospect for Buehrle
A player playing in Class A
24 Oct 2014 15:45:08
WILD ANGELS-BLUE JAYS TRADE
Blue Jays: 2B Howie Kendrick, OF Chad Hinshaw
Angels: RHP Aaron Sanchez
Jays get second baseman and underrated outfield prospect, Angels get great pitching prospect
Angels aren't going to give up Howie Kendrick for nothing. I'm not sure where everyone's coming up with the Kendrick trade ideas.
Seriously why is everyone posting Kendrick trades. If you remember when the Angels clinched the West. Scioscia even said Kendrick and Aybar are the unsung heros of the team. When the manager says that about you, there's a good chance you don't get traded away.
No way Jays do this. Sanchez IS going to be a frontline pitcher
^Eh. He needs to develop a third pitch if he wants to make it as a starter.
24 Oct 2014 03:21:38
Jays looking to move Adam Lind. Deal is expected just after world series. Here is a possible option.
1B Adam Lind
RP Zach Duke
P Devin Williams
I doubt that the Jays will get a second baseman they need for Lind, unless they make a package deal for one. I see the Brewers as an option, but the trade itself is a projection and will most likely be wrong.
Duke is a free agent.
Zach Duke is a free agent
I'm curious if the Brewers are more interested in getting some gloves in the outfield as opposed to a first baseman. I don't know for sure.
24 Oct 2014 02:20:12
offseason trade ideas
Mariners get: Yoenis Cespedes
Red Sox get: Justin Smoak, Roenis Elias, Stefan Romero, 2 PTBNL, cash
Tigers get: Santiago Casilla
Giants get: Bryan Holaday, Patrick McCoy, Tyler Collins, PTBNL
Yankees get: Ian Kinsler
Tigers get: Gary Sanchez, Manny Banuelos, David Huff, Francisco Cervelli, PTBNL, Cash
Red Sox get: Mat Latos
Reds get: Mookie Betts, Anthony Ranaudo, Ryan Lavarnway, Garin Cecchini, Daniel Nava
The Red Sox aren't giving up Betts for Latos. Latos has all of the signs of a pitcher in decline (less Ks, slower FB, more flyballs and home runs allowed) and will ask for far more than the Sox would be willing to give him in an extension
1. All these trades seem a little lop-sided.
2. To the Boston fan who thinks the Red Sox will not trade Betts in ANY deal, wake up! If the Sox acquire a starting pitcher through trade they WILL have to include one of their young players like Betts or Bogearts. That's how trades work. And your claim that Latos "has all the signs of a pitcher in decline" only shows your ignorance. Latos was coming off surgery, so his slight decline in velocity was to be expected. However, he was a better pitcher (not just a thrower) with an ERA just over 3. 00. And your claim that he gave up more home runs is false. He had given up a home run every 10. 92 innings pitched prior to 2014, compared to a ratio of 11. 37 last season. That is a better rate, not worse. Know your facts before you post and make yourself look foolish!
Betts will be traded for Cole Hamels
These trades aren't that good. The first one the Red Sox wouldn't do. I think better quality would have to go to Boston, not someone like Walker or Paxton, but just under that. The second one is to lopsided. Its way too much for a reliever. The third one is an over payment for Kinsler. The Yankees have a second baseman of the future in Rob Refsnyder. Plus I don't think the Tigers would want Huff and Cervelli. Especially when they will probably non tendered. The last one just needs a few different and less prospects going the Reds way.
Why would the Giants give up Santiago Casilla for another back-up catcher? They have Susac, Hector Sanchez, and even Guillermo Quiroz all who can play back-up.
The Giants are really high on Casilla. I doubt they move him unless they are blown away.
Also, adding Huff the Tragic Dragon into any trade decreases the value significantly.
No doubt the Reds and Red Sox will have trade discussions this off season, as the two teams match up very well. Each would be dealing from a position of strength: the Reds' pitching and the Red Sox' hitters.
Latos would clearly slot as Boston's #1 starter (as the roster stands now) or #2 if a top-tier FA is signed. There are a number of ways the Reds could go in return:
Latos (and possibly a minor leaguer or cash) for a combination of several young players like Betts, Cecchini, Renaudo, Nava, Matt Barnes, Travis Shaw or Brock Holt. The Reds would have no interest in Lavarnway and I doubt the SOx would want to include Xander Bogearts in any deal as long as Will Middlebrooks continues to struggle.
I think its more likely the Phillies and Red Sox make a trade.
^I don't think so. Given the choice (and we are assuming both Hamels and Latos are, in fact, available) I would choose Latos. He is four years younger than Hamels and would probably be less expensive to sign. Hamels has 4 years left on his contract for $90M, plus a $24M vesting option that will very likely kick in (needs combined 400 IP in '17-18). Of course, we are talking about the Red Sox here, so money is not an issue like it is for other teams (but that is a topic for MLB Talk)
23 Oct 2014 01:36:55
Resign Victor Martinez, 3 year 50m
Sign Andrew Miller, 2 year 20 million
Resign Joakim Soria, 1 year 5 million
Resign Joba 2 year 6 million
Resign Tori 1 year 7 million
Why resign that joke Joba?
Why would you have Krol on the roster? Dude's a joke.
Perhaps the most level-headed Tigers off-season projections I've seen yet.
-Victor is going to back with the Tigers.
-I could see the Tigers over-paying for Miller.
-They need the help in their 7-8-9 guys, so Soria seems like a good deal.
-Torii Hunter could take a 1 year deal, but some team could offer him 2 if they think he could be a DH, day-off OF project.
-Joba could be back with the Tigers. they can use him on select days only. although I see teams who could work with him and certainly be better landing spots for Joba.
22 Oct 2014 02:13:16
WILD ANGELS-YANKEES TRADE
Yankees: 2B Howie Kendrick, SS Eric Stamets
Angels: RHP Luis Severino, cash
Yankees don't need Kendrick, just another aging veteran. They have a guy in Rob Refsnyder who will take over the 2nd base job next year.
Yankees would need to give up quite a bit more to get Kendrick.
Wow. You're not a Yankees homer, are you?
^If you are talking about the first post/reply, I am a Yankee fan. One who thinks realistically. I'm tired of them getting all these guys past their prime hoping for lightening in a bottle. Refsnyder should have gotten called up last year. Kendrick is good, but old. They don't need to be trading top prospects they will eventually need. They need to build a new core that starts with Severino, Sanchez, Refsnyder, Bird and Judge.
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