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27 Oct 2016 05:23:53
Yunel Escobar for Michael Conforto
Why for LAA?
They get a young OF to man LF, free up some more $, and finally give Cowart a chance to take over 3B.
Why for NYM?
They have a glut of corner OFs. Escobar could either take over 3B or 2B depending on Reyes and if they bring Walker back. Escobar brings a much-needed consistent back at the top of the lineup.
27 Oct 2016 06:05:40
Why would New York give up outfield depth for an old infielder they don't need?
27 Oct 2016 14:31:41
So did you think about this at all before you posted this? It is quite an awful trade. Escobar has been a journeyman in his career. Conforto alone is too much. The Angels would get mediocre minor leaguers in return for him.
26 Oct 2016 20:58:48
Soriano for Izturis and a 1st Rd pick.
26 Oct 2016 21:16:47
Someone doesn't follow baseball.
26 Oct 2016 22:02:33
You clearly don't follow baseball, please don't return.
25 Oct 2016 23:27:01
Houston: Jose Quintana and Carlos Sanchez
Chicago (AL) : Francis Marte, Kyle Tucker, Derek Fisher, Jake Rodgers, Forest Whitley, and Brendan McCurry.
26 Oct 2016 11:53:39
It would likely still take another good prospect going to the Sox, but I like the premise.
26 Oct 2016 15:41:09
I'd imagine the White Sox would want a more impactful young player instead of a glut of the unknown.
Probably something along the lines of Alex Bregman + Francis Martes would get the conversation started.
26 Oct 2016 21:44:17
That's what I thought but I didn't know where they would put bregman.
27 Oct 2016 06:06:38
They'd make room for Bregman. Move Lawrie to DH and you have space.
27 Oct 2016 14:28:17
I doubt the Astros give up Bregman though, he is their 3rd baseman of now and the future.
25 Oct 2016 17:30:59
Angels get Brett Gardner
Yankees get Matt Shoemaker
Resign Aroldis Chapman for 5 years and $75 million
25 Oct 2016 23:48:29
As an Angels fan, Hell No! We may be missing an outfield but now you create an even bigger problem with the rotation that's already thin.
26 Oct 2016 12:48:05
The Angles can solve their outfield problems through free agency and only hope at this point that their rotation can get and stay healthy.
25 Oct 2016 06:31:47
Now that another season is over the Blue Jays have to look for change. They get close but they don't 6C. With Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion becoming free agents they need to only keep one of them, if they keep either of them at all. So here's what I'm thinking:
Sign in carnassial on to a $20-$22 million contract and let Bautista walk. Bring in a left hand batter, that plays right feild. First person that comes to mind is Josh Reddick.
Josh Reddick for Richard Urena+cash
25 Oct 2016 08:32:50
Well, Reddick is an FA so they don't need to trade for him.
25 Oct 2016 09:20:59
Theres just so many things wrong with this tbh for example Reddick is a FA stick to hockey.
25 Oct 2016 11:53:28
6C? Carnassial? We cannot take this seriously.
25 Oct 2016 04:51:53
Trade Kole Calhoun for Vince Velasquez
Why for LAA?
They get a very promising young pitcher to pair with Richards and Skaggs (along with their TJ group)
Why for PHI?
They get an established gold glove RF who does just about everything well who isn't a free agent until 2020.
25 Oct 2016 06:35:11
It's a start but the asking price for VV will be very high, angels will likely have to send Bedrosian and maybe more along with Calhoun.
25 Oct 2016 08:46:02
Calhoun is one of the most underrated players in the game and is a huge key to the success of the Angels, if they do look to move him, it will only be if they get a crazy good package.
25 Oct 2016 14:20:53
I remember that somewhere I saw a trade idea between Rangers and Phillies for Valasquez and it had Profar going to Phillie along with 3 or 4 mid level prospects so I think it will take more than Calhune who I doubt the Angles are willing to give up based off their current OF situation.
25 Oct 2016 02:45:22
Chicago (AL) : Kyle Tucker, James Hoyt, Jandel Gustave and Derek Fisher
Houston: Jose Quintana.
25 Oct 2016 03:48:36
Not even remotely close. Seriously, you think the White Sox even consider such a deal?
25 Oct 2016 11:54:34
Sox demand more for Quintana. However, the base idea works.
25 Oct 2016 14:21:22
This is a start though.
25 Oct 2016 16:41:12
Luhnow picking up the phone and dialing is also a start.
If this is a start, we're about 1000 miles from the finish.
24 Oct 2016 17:53:57
If Justin Turner doesn't resign with the Dodgers, I see the dodgers going after Miguel Cabrera and possibly Sanchez
Dodgers get: Miggy, Sanchez
Tigers get: De Leon, Calhoun, Stewart, Austin Barnes and Verdugo
Also I see the dodgers getting Ryan Braun
Dodgers get: Braun, reliever prospdxt
Brewers get: Puig, McCarthy, Culberson and Pedro Baez.
24 Oct 2016 18:41:37
Where would Cabrera play on the Dodgers, and don't say 3rd base, he can't do that anymore. Relatively awful trades overall.
24 Oct 2016 20:22:18
I agree with Batman on Cabrera and too much for Braun and his contract.
24 Oct 2016 00:38:47
Detroit: Alex Bregman, Daz Cameron and Jandel Gustave
Houston: Justin Verlander.
24 Oct 2016 08:12:03
Amazing trade! Houston might not be giving up enough, but I'll be shocked if this doesn't happen in the winter!
24 Oct 2016 11:51:01
For Bregman, Houston would need a younger SP.
24 Oct 2016 12:19:26
My spyde senses are tingling. Is Ryan and Moving target the same person?
And I agree with Redsox Guy, I think they would want someone younger.
24 Oct 2016 15:37:55
Bergman isn't going anywhere he is their 3rd baseman of now and the future. Cameron is a year or two away from filling one of the semi open outfield roles.
24 Oct 2016 16:40:00
Why would Houston give up Bregman for an old, expensive pitcher?
24 Oct 2016 17:56:53
They would probably have to add some cash to that then it would be closer to actually happening.
26 Oct 2016 02:10:34
Notice how Ryan73101 has probably liked his post 9 times.
26 Oct 2016 08:58:18
lol i was being sarcastic this trade is honestly the worst thing i have ever seen in my entire life.
23 Oct 2016 21:59:47
Saw something interesting, Jays possibly acquire Yasmany Tomas. It seems like the Management doesn't really "like" him, he would be a good fit if Edwin leaves.
23 Oct 2016 22:35:04
Might be a fit.
23 Oct 2016 23:01:49
It might be a good fit but he won't come cheap with his huge contract.
23 Oct 2016 23:43:50
Where did you see it?
24 Oct 2016 00:05:35
curious where you heard this rumour Jays fan.
24 Oct 2016 01:15:22
I saw it too from a Blue Jays blog on twitter.
24 Oct 2016 05:37:32
how come this site is being overrun by blue jays fans lately.
24 Oct 2016 12:21:28
we have nothing else to do Batman. We get bored in our Igloos.
24 Oct 2016 19:47:40
I really don't know how to respond to that.
24 Oct 2016 20:23:20
Lol. Say something brother.
25 Oct 2016 01:19:59
Read on Jays site called Jays Journal, seems like a good fit but expensive. We supposedly have the room though. Yeah Jays fans are hibernating in their Igloos talking some Trade Talk.
25 Oct 2016 06:04:25
I, too, would grow sour on someone I paid a huge contract and got little to no performance out of.
22 Oct 2016 01:01:38
Blue Jays off season
Non-Tender Chris Colabello, resign to a minor leage deal after
Use Grillis option
Send QO to Bautista, Encarnacion and yes Saunders
Resign Cecil 3 years 17 million
Resign Barney 2 years 7 million
Resign Benoit 1 year 3.5 million
Josh Reddick- 4 years 60-75 million
Blue Jays give up
Reds give up
Votto, (5-10 mill a season)
Blue Jays give up
Sox give up
Robertson (salary dump)
Extend Donaldson 7 years 180 million
Give me some feedback.
22 Oct 2016 13:58:10
No way white Sox accept that deal.
22 Oct 2016 14:32:44
Rick Hahn would block the Blue Jays number after such an awful proposal.
22 Oct 2016 14:36:24
Again, Votto WILL NOT waive his no trade clause.
22 Oct 2016 14:59:07
zammer, if a team extends a QO, you know what happens, right? Wait, no, you don't.
Plus, your trade proposals are hilariously one-sided. If you think the Jays could get Votto and Eaton for that, you are sadly mistaken.
22 Oct 2016 16:27:17
The White Sox won't give up Robertson in a salary dump. They could get much better prospects for him than the guys you proposed.
22 Oct 2016 16:29:27
When was the last time the Blue Jays spent over 100 million on a new signing or extension? Vernon Wells in 2006, since then they have not given another out. I keep hearing they have money to spend, but where is it?
22 Oct 2016 17:31:02
They definitely have money to spend. They don't like too, but they have it. I think they have to extend Donaldson. The fans love him.
22 Oct 2016 18:45:10
Why do you say Votto will not waive is no trade clause?
He hasn't actually said either way. Also, I feel that the Reds would scoop up Alford and Reid-Foley, get rid of a lot of salary and say thank you very much Jays. The Reds aren't competing so why would they need Votto.
Zammer, your Eaton/ Robertson trade is rather weak tough. Jays would love Eaton as a leadoff guy but I don't even think they would want Robertson.
Batman, Rogers corporation has more money then they know what to do with,
but they do have a board and shareholders that they have to answer to. So they do have a salary cap every year.
I believe their payroll was north of 140 mil last year and most expect it will rise significantly this year.
The Jays had a policy in place for awhile that no contract would exceed 5 years, that's why you don't see a lot of big contracts signed by players for the Jays. I don't think that policy still exists.
22 Oct 2016 23:59:32
I think Saunders would accept the QO.
23 Oct 2016 21:23:44
I feel Saunders would too and i would mind taking him on for another year even at that price point.
I like the idea of getting Eaton but i knew my trade was weak.
The Votto trade is incredibly complicated with his big contract and no trade clause.
Whats some feedback on the ideas? I think its a good plan for the jays.
24 Oct 2016 03:11:35
Wouldnt mind keeing Saunders**.
21 Oct 2016 20:50:01
Boston transferred to bradley, owens, Swihart, bentz, sherry, marrero Tazawa, buchholz to Miami by Giancarlo Stanton and nefi ogando.
22 Oct 2016 00:09:56
Not even close to what Miami would want for Stanton. After Bradley Jr. this trade sucks.
22 Oct 2016 01:11:52
Um what? first off Bradley isn't going anywhere, 2nd Bucholtzs option might not be picked up and 3rd Tazowa is a free agent.
22 Oct 2016 02:42:28
Stanton is a guy I would never, ever trade for. This is way too much for him.
22 Oct 2016 14:33:29
Is it 2014? What's up with the Stanton trade rumor?
22 Oct 2016 16:27:43
22 Oct 2016 16:28:52
Also, you did you mean by Sherry. I know it's spelt wrong, but I'm a Red Sox fan and have no idea who that could be.
21 Oct 2016 02:56:52
Marlins trade: JT Realmuto
Rays trade: Drew Smyly, Taylor Guerrieri, maybe a ptbnl
Why? Marlins get Smyly who can lessen the hole of Fernandez, Guerrieri who is a solid prospect.
Rays clear some rotation room while getting a controllable catcher who can hit.
21 Oct 2016 14:36:53
I think you got this backwards. It should be Smyly going to Miami for Realmuto and others.
21 Oct 2016 15:43:08
I doubt the Marlins are willing to move Realmuto. He hit over .300 last season and that's very good for a catcher, especially a young one. They wouldn't have a replacement for him.
21 Oct 2016 17:19:37
There are plenty of starting catchers available on the FA market and via trade. There aren't many good starting pitchers on the FA market.
I think they could easily go Realmuto for Odorizzi.
21 Oct 2016 18:49:10
There's not many cheap, controllable young catchers available though. They would be better off moving an outfielder than Realmuto.
21 Oct 2016 20:30:36
Are "cheap, controllable young catchers" a hot commodity in baseball nowadays? Nope.
Are cheap, controllable young starting pitchers a hot commodity in baseball? They are the biggest commodity in the sport.
I would give up Realmuto for Odorizzi any day of the week. (I wouldn't give him up for Smyly, though) .
21 Oct 2016 20:45:52
That was my thinking 100% i wasnt sure if i should put Odorizzi or Smyly, and i should have, because after i posted i saw that people were saying on other sites that Odorizzi had more value but more than likely would take odorizzi and a prospect or 2 since Realmuto is young and a great hitter.
Also BATMAN! They don't have the prospects to go out and trade for a stud pitcher, there are catchers on the trade market that won't cost a whole lot (Norris, Mccann) to name a few. Also Ramos might be cheaper after the surgery if they wanted to go that route.
21 Oct 2016 21:38:09
Counter point: with how easy it is to get a catcher, why would the Rays trade Smyly or Odorizzi for one?
21 Oct 2016 22:35:21
You apparently think Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes, who were both acquired or drafted easily are good catchers. So, apparently it is very easy to get one.
21 Oct 2016 23:28:23
Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes are both above average defensive catchers (which is the primary skill to look for) . Perez is one of the games best pitch framers, Gomes is average.
Gomes, when healthy, is a 4-win catcher and has some of the most raw power of any catcher in the game.
21 Oct 2016 23:31:30
Also, that I think Gomes and Perez are good catchers says nothing about availability of catchers.
Wieters, McCann (who could be had for a couple rare Pez dispensers), Avila, Ramos, Castos, Saltalamacchia, Hundley, Suzuki, and many, many more. Why would the Rays give up players from a premium position for a player they can duplicate through free agency?
21 Oct 2016 23:39:40
Then again, RedSoxFan, the Red Sox were one of the worst teams in pitch framing, one of the worst in run creation, and was, as an entire position (4 guys contributing), barely above the level of average starter in terms of WAR.
So it doesn't surprise me you don't know what a good catcher looks like, you haven't had good catchers in about 4 seasons.
22 Oct 2016 02:43:45
ANy offense in a catcher is a bonus. Defense is the thing; blocking the plate, calling a game, pitch=framing. that's the stuff.
22 Oct 2016 03:04:36
Roberto Perez is a .200 hitter and a great defender. To me, he is perfect as a backup. Yam Gomes was on the decline fast before he got injured.
J. T. Realmuto is a great catcher who also hits for average, something the Rays need desperately. They also won't spend big money on a catcher. They don't need defense, they need hitting.
The Red Sox mostly stink at catcher. If Leon or Swihart breaks out though, they could easily have a good one.
Plus, the Red Sox franchise has had 20 All-Star appearances from catchers, and the Giants have had 21. Buster Posey is just like Carlton Fisk. Our favorite teams have had basically equal histories with catchers.
22 Oct 2016 03:08:25
The trade will probably never happen in the first place though. If the Marlins decide to trade Realmuto for pitching, they will get much better than Smyly.
22 Oct 2016 14:38:45
Gomes put up a 4.4 WAR season before he got hurt. He was having a rough year, but by no means was he "on the decline".
You got mad at me for criticizing Swihart when he was hurt, yet here you are, doing it to Gomes. Indisns FO love their catcher situation.
The Rays would spend money on a catcher long before giving up a front line starter for one. Giving up $10M AAV for someone like Jason Castro is a significantly cheaper price than giving uo Odorizzi for a catcher.
22 Oct 2016 16:11:44
Gomes put up a 4.4 WAR two years ago, this is now. He is nothing special and had a horrible year last year offensively and defensively.
I said you were wrong about Swihart because unlike Gomes, he was performing well befor he got hurt, but because he got hurt it meant nothing. For all we know Swihart may never play catcher again.
The Rays would not give up Odorizzi for Realmuto, I agree with you. But, I think Realmuto would be a good fit for the Rays.
22 Oct 2016 16:30:28
I know the Marlins don't have the prospects, I was making a point that your trade is backwards and pointless.
22 Oct 2016 18:50:42
He put up 4.4. WAR when he was HEALTHY. He hasn't been healthy for a while now. His track record, when he's fully healthy, is that he's one of the best catchers in baseball. Give him a chance to have a fully healthy season.
21 Oct 2016 01:36:08
Doug Fister and Jeremy Hellickson and Andrew Cashner
this give the Braves a better rotation
NYY gets Chris Ellis and Sean Newcomer
ATL gets Brain McCann
9. Pitcher what do you guys think?
21 Oct 2016 08:32:55
There's no way Atlanta moves Newcomb for McCann. If they want an expensive, old catcher, there's 10 of them available as free agents. That only costs money.
21 Oct 2016 11:48:05
The Braves would be better off letting their young guys step up in the rotation rather than sign three bums.
21 Oct 2016 14:37:45
The Braves have a lot of young pitchers, I don't see them signing 3 veterans to fill out the rotation. Maybe Fister would be the best fit there.
21 Oct 2016 15:49:05
I see them trying to bring one of them in. I think it will be Cashner since he is the worse of the 3 and the other 2 will want to go to win now teams and Cashner is just trying to rebuild his value right now so going to a team where he could possibly be a #2 or #3 would be better for him than going to be a teams #4 or #5.
21 Oct 2016 20:51:06
^ I disagree about Cashner the problem is he's been a 2 starter for awhile now, hasn't been that good at all. He needs to go to a team that scores a lot of runs and be the number 4 or 5 guy so he isn't constantly facing other teams best guys maybe that will help him have a good year.
20 Oct 2016 21:52:09
Send down after Spring Training:
Rajai Davis: 2 years, 13 million
Kelly Johnson: 1 year, 3.5 million
Stephen Drew: 2 years, 7 million
Edwin Encarnacion: 4 years, 85-100 million
WHY: I dought they bring back Napoli because of age, and Edwin is a huge upgrade froom Napoli anyway. Also, Crisp will leave so that clears up some more cap space
Trade #1: STL-CLE
Cardinals Get: Michael Brantley
Indians Get: Marco Gonzales, Sam Tuivailala
WHY FOR STL: They need a LF with Holliday leaving. I know they will probably re-sign Moss but then he plays 1B when Adams gets hurt
WHY FOR CLE: They get some young relief pitchers to help the middle and early innings if needed. Cleveland will probably demand more but that would just seem unfair with how bad his value is these days. This also clears up some more cap space for Edwin.
I know the trade is very unrealistic, but besides that what do you guys think?
20 Oct 2016 22:18:13
Don't see Edwin coming to Cleveland, Don't say I'm biased because I don't think he's coming back to Toronto.
20 Oct 2016 22:18:30
He will want a bit more term too.
20 Oct 2016 22:33:33
That trade is terrible. Even with his recent injuries, Brantley would be FAR more valuable than that.
And if this was all Cleveland could get for him, why not just keep him?
20 Oct 2016 22:44:30
Did you not here me say that the trade was horrible?
20 Oct 2016 23:59:47
The only team E. E goes to for $22 mil is T. O.
21 Oct 2016 00:13:26
If you acknowledged that this is a horrible trade, then why did you waste time even posting it?
21 Oct 2016 00:13:57
Also, I'm incapable of hearing you on this site.
21 Oct 2016 00:52:50
You didn't say it was terrible. You said it was unrealistic. That's a massive understatement.
21 Oct 2016 03:02:22
Sull, even with a new moniker, your posts are terrible.
21 Oct 2016 12:08:32
Jerk, same thing, or as Sull would say, what ever. And JaysFan, what's your reasoning for that?
21 Oct 2016 13:48:09
Hmm. the FA signings. are nonsensical (Steven Drew? really? ), including resigning Rajai. If anyone gets resigned for the Indians, it will be Napoli. and that's a bit of a reach. The Marco and Sammy from the Cards deal would net Mickey Brantley at this time (Michael's dad) . Tuivailala offers nothing the Indians don't already have. Gonzalez would be a step down from the Indians seventh starter whenever he is able to pitch (2018?) . E. E. for $ 25 MM AAV? . have you seen anything that even marginally approaches that kind of salarywith the Indians? . ever? . Unrealistic would be an improvement to this poorly presented off season.
This is just dreadful. dreadful indeed.
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