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10 Nov 2017 06:04:26
Yankees Offseason 3.0

Hire Raul Ibanez as next Manager

Trades

Trade#1

Marlins get Jacoby Ellsbury, Estevan Florial, Miguel Andujar, Jordan Montgomery, and Domingo Acevedo

Yankees get Giancarlo Stanton


Trade #2

Mariners get Brett Gardner

Yankees get Andrew Moore and Brandon Miller


Trade #3

Mets get Chase Headley and Chasen Shreve

Yankees get Jerry Blevins


Free Agency

Sign Shohei Ohtani for 1 year and $3.5 million


Roster

Gleyber Torres and Chance Adams make the team out of Spring Training and Giancarlo Stanton moves to LF.

Lineup

SS Gregorius
RF Judge
1B Bird
LF Stanton
C Sanchez
2B Castro
DH Ohtani
CF Frazier
3B Torres

Bench

C Romine
1B Austin
IF Torreyes
OF Hicks
Utility Wade

Rotation

Severino
Gray
Tanaka
Ohtani
Adams

Bullpen

Warren (Swingman)
Green (Swingman)
Blevins (Lefty Specialist)
Kahnle (Middle Reliever)
Betances (7th Inning Setup Man)
Robertson (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

bwright0628

1.) 10 Nov 2017 16:04:47
Here we go again.


 

 

25 Oct 2017 08:21:14
Yankees Offseason 2.0

Resign Brian Cashman for 6 years and $60 million

Resign Joe Girardi for 3 years and $15 million


Trades

Trade #1

Mets get Chase Headley and Chasen Shreve

Yankees get Jerry Blevins


Trade #2

Orioles get Brett Gardner

Yankees get Joey Rickard


Trade #3

Giants get Jacoby Ellsbury and half of his remaining salary

Yankees get Shaun Anderson and Kevin Beltre


Free Agency

Masahiro Tanaka opts out

Sign Shohei Otani


Roster

Miguel Andujar makes the team out of Spring Training while Gleyber Torres finishes his development at AAA and eventually takes over at 3B probably by June.

Lineup

CF Hicks
RF Judge
1B Bird
C Sanchez
SS Gregorius
2B Castro
DH Otani
LF Frazier
3B Andujar (Eventually Torres)

Bench

C Romine
1B Austin
IF Torreyes
OF Rickard
Uti Wade

Rotation

Severino
Gray
Otani
Montgomery
Adams

Bullpen

Warren (Swingman)
Green (Swingman)
Blevins (Lefty Specialist)
Kahnle (Middle Reliever)
Betances (7th Inning Setup Man)
Robertson (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

bwright0628

1.) 25 Oct 2017 14:00:01
Your crazy, enough said. I am done trying to explain to you why your posts are bad.


2.) 25 Oct 2017 15:33:34
BATMAN!, I'd say it's a step in the right direction.

Most of these aren't horrible, as they understand the needs of other teams, but they also aren't great, either.

The Giants don't need another 34-year-old outfielder, and especially one they'll still owe $31MM going to his age 37 season.


3.) 25 Oct 2017 15:52:15
What makes them so terrible? Headley is a one year rental for the Mets to provide insurance at 1B if Smith needs more time to develop and 3B since you can’t really expect anything about Wright. Shreve is a nice young cheap lefty to replace Blevins who they would be giving up. Blevins fills the only hole in the Yankees bullpen which is a reliable lefty other than Chapman who is the closer.

Gardner would provide the Orioles with the lead off hitter they have been lacking for years and also some stability at the corner outfield spot. He is a gold glove LF coming off of a 20-20 season on a reasonable contract. The Yankees benefit from shedding the salary to get under the luxury tax threshold that they are intent on doing as well as clearing everyday spots for Hicks and Frazier. Rickard can serve as a nice fourth outfielder and fits along with the youth movement.

As for Ellsbury, I don’t think there is a such thing as a good fit for him and the Yankees may very well be stuck with him but I figured he finished the final six weeks of the regular season very strong and that if the Yankees are enough money that he could at least be an upgrade for the Giants who will probably try to make some tweaks and go for it one last time.

They Yankees also seem to be considered the favorites to sign Otani by many analysts.

Any ideas on how I could make this better?


4.) 25 Oct 2017 18:39:14
Wright isn't expected to be the 3B, Flores is.

And why take on an expensive 3B/ 1B option that also costs you a decent LH reliever? If they are concerned for Smith's production, they could sign someone like Mitch Moreland and have a warm body who'll fill in for much cheaper.


5.) 25 Oct 2017 19:42:41
I think Ohtani winds up In Seattle or Texas.


6.) 25 Oct 2017 20:13:31
Not the White Sox?


7.) 25 Oct 2017 20:29:58
No, not possible.


8.) 25 Oct 2017 20:33:02
I guess. Who needs him when you have Avisail Garcia?


9.) 25 Oct 2017 20:42:10
Exactly.


10.) 25 Oct 2017 20:45:44
Seattle would just trade him like everyone else they have.


11.) 26 Oct 2017 23:39:59
I hope the Rangers can get Otani.


 

 

06 Oct 2017 16:20:55
Yankees Offseason

Trades

Trade #1

Mariners get Brett Gardner

Yankees get Sam Carlson, Wyatt Mills, and Ian Miller


Trade #2

Brewers get Chase Headley

Yankees get Josh Pennington and Brendan Murphy


Trade #3

Marlins get Jacoby Ellsbury, Dellin Betances, Chance Adams, Estevan Florial, and Miguel Andujar

Yankees get Giancarlo Stanton


Free Agency

Masahiro Tanaka opts in to the final three years of his deal.

Sign Shoei Otani for 1 year and $10 million with a wink wink guarantee of a big long term deal when he first becomes eligible.

Sign Rajai Davis for 1 year and $8 million


Roster

Gleyber Torres wins the Third Base Job our of Spring Training

Lineup

CF Hicks
RF Judge
C Sanchez
DH Stanton
SS Gregorius
2B Castro
1B Bird
3B Torres
LF Frazier

Bench

C Romine
1B Austin
IF Torreyes
OF Davis

Rotation

Severino
Gray
Tanaka
Otani
Montgomery

Bullpen

Green (Swingman)
Warren (Swingman)
Shreve (Lefty Specialist)
Kahnle (Middle Reliever)
Betances (7th Inning Setup Man)
Robertson (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

bwright0628

1.) 06 Oct 2017 17:51:50
Wait, you can't have Betances in bullpen because you put him in a trade for Stanton, which is too much. Your trade, as usual don't make sense. The Mariners don't need another outfielder, and the Brewers don't need a 3rd basemen. Otani can't get that, they have to offer him how much international money they have and it would be minor league contract.


2.) 06 Oct 2017 18:02:16
I forgot I included Betances in the trade so substitute Mitchell in for Betances in the bullpen.


3.) 06 Oct 2017 19:04:08
BATMAN!, you actually think that’s too much for Stanton coming off of a 59 home run season? Especially since I have them taking back Ellsbury’s contract. They’re going to want a premium in return. Also, the Mariners could absolutely use another outfielder. Particularly one that plays great defense and can play center field. They got almost no production out of center field this year. Plus Gardner only has one year left on his deal so it’s not a long term commitment and he can help them take one last shot at the postseason while they still have Cano and Cruz together. He also brings great leadership. As for Headley, the he can be used to spot Thames and Shaw at third and first who both hit left handed as well as be a nice pinch hitter in a walk year.


4.) 06 Oct 2017 19:23:58
Headley making 13 million isn't going to sit on the bench and be a back up, he actually did pretty decently in the second half, he could start for a team that NEEDS a 3rd baseman. Gardner technically has 2 years left, yes the second year is an option, but I would think it would get picked up.


5.) 06 Oct 2017 19:37:45
Fair enough. What would you say is a fair return for Stanton?


6.) 07 Oct 2017 06:04:07
And with a "wink wink" deal, the Yankees get punished. Lose IFA signing privileges for about a decade, lose multiple draft picks, and front office guys get fired.

The MLB isn't going to allow any sort of circumvention happen with Otani, nor will the other 29 teams. And if it's attempted, that team will face some of the steepest penalties baseball will ever dole out.


7.) 07 Oct 2017 06:05:49
Also, what need do the Brewers have for Headley? They have 3-4 3B options already.


8.) 07 Oct 2017 17:13:16
Can someone please tell me what they think fair value is for Stanton?


9.) 07 Oct 2017 18:04:15
Probably 1 top 100 prospect, and MLB player, maybe even a bad contract.

I don't think that's "fair value", but it's what will likely win a bidding war for Stanton. That contract is going to be tough to justify for any team.


 

 

09 Aug 2017 16:41:22
Two Wild Card Contenders Help Each Other Out

Mariners get Brett Gardner

Yankees get Felix Hernandez


The Mariners get a much better option in CF and a lead off hitter with pop in Gardner who could also provide veteran leadership while cutting salary in half and for one less year.

The Yankees get a veteran starter who knows how to pitch for their postseason run once he returns from the DL and would be a nice replacement for Sabathia next year as an innings eater. They have too many outfielders as it is and Ellsbury's contract is unmovable so Gardner is the odd man out. They can afford to take on his contract with A-Rod, Sabathia, and possibly Tanaka's money coming off the books after this year.


Who says no?

bwright0628

1.) 09 Aug 2017 17:15:02
Felix Hernandez is out the next 3-4 weeks. this does nothing to help the Yankees. Once again bwright not well thought out.


2.) 09 Aug 2017 17:51:32
I know he's out 3-4 weeks. I said when he gets back and also next year.

Regardless, do you think the value is fair for both teams?


3.) 09 Aug 2017 18:14:30
No not all. Felix isn't the same pitcher he used to be. The Yankees are getting younger and he no longer fits them. Next year they have Gray, Severino, and Montgomery. I don't think Tanaka opts out after this horrible year he is having. I think they sign someone to bridge them to when Chance Adams is ready.


4.) 09 Aug 2017 18:30:29
Fair enough. I appreciate the constructive criticism.


 

 

18 Jul 2017 16:51:58
Yankees Trade Deadline Moves (Buying and Selling)


Trade#1

Mets get Estevan Florial, Ian Clarkin, Billy McKinney, Chad Green, and Rob Refsnyder

Yankees get Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, and Jerry Blevins


Trade #2

Rangers get Jorge Mateo, Miguel Andujar, Jordan Montgomery, and Dustin Fowler

Yankees get Yu Darvish


Trade #3

White Sox get Wilkerman Garcia and Caleb Smith

Yankees get Todd Frazier


Trade #4

Brewers get Brett Gardner

Yankees get Freddy Peralta


Call up Chance Adams from AAA.


Roster

Lineup

CF Ellsbury
2B Castro
C Sanchez
RF Judge
DH Holliday
3B T. Frazier
1B Duda
SS Gregorius
LF C. Frazier

Bench

C Romine
3B Headley
IF Torreyes
OF Hicks

Rotation

Darvish
Tanaka
Severino
Sabathia
Adams

Bullpen

Warren (Swingman)
Shreve (Middle Reliever)
Clippard (Middle Reliever)
Blevins (Middle Reliever)
Reed (7th Inning Setup Man)
Betances (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

bwright0628

1.) 18 Jul 2017 19:32:06
Have you seen Jordan Montgomery pitch? Under 4 ERA in AL East. Less than hit/ Inn, .245 BAA and .714 OPS. Would you give him up for rental in Darvish. Why would Yanks give up starter to get starter. They will be looking to add SP. This is add 1 subtract 1. Are you thinking? Add in 3 Top 100 prospects (Mateo, Andujar and Fowler) FOR A RENTAL! If you say call up Adams-call him up and keep all those trade chips. You could get Sonny Gray or Gerrit Cole (2 1/ 2 yrs each) for that.

Mets could get lots more if they sold Duda, Blevins and Reed separately. Why would Yanks trade Gardner (leadoff hitter, gold glover) for Peralta who MLB projects as a #4 starter and still in AA. No need! They have plenty of SP prospects in minors-Adams, Sheffield, Kaprelian, Abreu, Ramirez, Acevedo, Tate. etc. Plus Cessa, Mitchell and Chad Green. Not a lot of thought put into this post!


2.) 18 Jul 2017 22:40:23
So bwright it seems you are back to being very delusional. The first trade is horrible, No one is going to give up top prospects for 3 rentals. if they were top of the market players, then yes possibly top prospects would be necessary. I don't see the Darvish trade happening. I don't see the Frazier trade happening either. Gardner will get traded, but I think it will be in the offseason. I also think he could get more in return, not top prospects, but mid levels/ fringe prospects.


 

 

 

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20 Mar 2017 18:23:50
Yankees Late Spring Training or In-Season Move


Trades

Trade #1

White Sox get Jorge Mateo, Miguel Andujar, Chance Adams, Dustin Fowler, and Domingo Acevedo

Yankees get Jose Quintana


Trade #2

Tigers get Brett Gardner

Yankeee get Bruce Rondon


Roster

Lineup

CF Ellsbury
SS Gregorius
C Sanchez
LF Holiday
1B Bird
2B Castro
DH Carter
RF Judge
3B Headley


Bench

C Romine
1B Austin
IF Torreyes
OF Hicks

Rotation

Tanaka
Quintana
Pineda
Sabathia
Severino

Bullpen

Niese (Swingman)
Warren (Swingman)
Mitchell (Swingman)
Frieri (Middle Reliever)
Clippard (7th Inning Setup Man)
Betances (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

bwright0628

1.) 21 Mar 2017 03:32:50
The White Sox turned down better offers in the offseason. They certainly won't take that for Quintana in the regular season.


2.) 21 Mar 2017 11:32:40
exposfan, you claim the white Sox received better offers for Quintana in the offseason. I'd love to hear what they were. If that were the case than don't you think they would have done it? From my understanding the Pirates wouldn't include Glasnow, Meadows, or Taillon. The Astros wouldn't include Bregman, Martes, or Tucker. Just like the Yankees won't include Torres, Frazier, Rutherford, or Kaprielian. All for the same reason, Quintana is very very good but he is not an ace. Getting 5 of the Yankees top 10-15 prospects is a pretty nice haul considering they have either the best or second best farm system in the game depending on who you talk to.


3.) 21 Mar 2017 20:47:04
My wording was wrong, my apologies.

Their asking price for Quintana has been much, much higher than this.

Joe Musgrove, Francis Martes, and Kyle Tucker is what they asked from the Astros. It's clear they want a king's ransom for Quintana.

In other words, they asked for the #20 and #35 best prospects in all of baseball (per MLB. com) . The offer you're suggesting is the #47 prospect and a bunch of throw-ins.

You might think it's worth it, but clearly the White Sox don't. (By the way, there are 10-15 other teams who could top that offer) .


4.) 21 Mar 2017 20:48:05
Also, consider this from Ken Rosenthal:

"Over the past three seasons, Quintana has averaged a fWAR of 4.9. His 14.6 fWAR since 2014 ranks eighth among pitchers in that span, just behind Jon Lester and right in front of Johnny Cueto and Madison Bumgarner. In those terms, the asking prices for Quintana almost sounds reasonable. "

He's an ace. And people in baseball view him as one.


5.) 26 Mar 2017 15:10:09
Bwright, those teams wouldn't include packages of all those prospects TOGETHER not necessarily individually as a headliner. The only ones I've heard are off limits are Bregman and Meadows (understandably) .

SI just came out with their "Most valuable trade rankings" and Q ranks 28, only two spots behind Chris Archer. If you don't want him on the Yankees that's fair but someone is going to pull the trigger before the deadline this year and you better believe a top 25 prospect will be headlining that package.


 

 

07 Mar 2017 18:45:32
Yankees All-Prospect Team

I'm including Sanchez, Bird, Severino, Austin, and Refsnyder because they are still really young and none of them have even played a full MLB season.

Position Players

C-Sanchez
1B-Bird
2B-Mateo
3B-Andujar
SS-Torres
LF-Frazier
CF-Rutherford
RF Judge
DH-Austin/Refsnyder

Rotation

Severino
Kaprielian
Sheffield
Adams
Abreu/Acevedo

Is this the most impressive group of young talent in the MLB? Of course that's not to say they'll all pan out because that's impossible.

bwright0628

1.) 08 Mar 2017 11:51:54
Looks like a really good team. Maybe they'll win their 30th World Series with this team.


2.) 14 Mar 2017 04:35:09
The fascination with Rob Refsnyder is puzzling. There were almost know scouts who actually thought he had the tools to be a great prospect.

Now, he's almost 26, and he has done nothing and continues to be on the outside looking in.

Moral of the story: quit roping him in as some great prospect. He never was. He never will be.


3.) 14 Mar 2017 14:56:51
exposfan, I don't think Refsnyder is remotely near a top prospect. He is the worst prospect listed here easily. He can't defend at any of his positions and lacks other basic skills as well. However he has shown the ability to hit at every level he's been on so I figured it was a toss up between him and Austin for DH who also doesn't have a true position. This is just my idea of the Yankees All-Prospect Team. I didn't say all of them were elite.

Moral of the Story: Relax.


4.) 15 Mar 2017 01:02:44
I never said "top prospect". I said quit calling him a "great prospect". He's a career AAAA guy. It just puzzles me why every Yankees fan lists him as some future asset. He'll be DFA'd before the season ends.


 

 

17 Dec 2016 20:49:30
Remaining Free Agent Predictions

Edwin Encarnacion-Rangers
Jose Bautista-Blue Jays
Mark Trumbo-Orioles
Matt Weiters-Tigers
Michael Saunders-Mariners
Tyson Ross-Yankees
Doug Fister-Astros
Ivan Nova-Angels
Greg Holland-Nationals
Boone Logan-Yankees
Sergio Romo-Mets
Jason Hammel-Orioles.

bwright0628

1.) 18 Dec 2016 05:43:18
i'm surprised you don't have everyone going to the Yankees.


2.) 18 Dec 2016 12:29:47
BATMAN! your comment is stupid since never in any of my posts have I had the Yankees signing all the major free agents. Just a couple of minor fillers. Like they are in desperate need of rotation help and Ross offers a low risk high reward option. Also they have expressed interest throughout the Offseason in adding a lefty middle reliever and specifically been connected to a reunion with Boone Logan.


Also I forgot to add Mike Napoli to my list who I believe will go back to the Indians.


3.) 19 Dec 2016 02:39:15
Yes you do.


4.) 19 Dec 2016 11:52:11
MambaGOAT, yes I do what?


 

 

19 Nov 2016 18:15:24
Just curious what you guys think.


Position Players

Gary Sanchez
Greg Bird
Aaron Judge
Tyler Austin
Clint Frazier
Gleyber Torres
Jorge Mateo
Blake Rutherford
Miguel Andujar
Rob Refsnyder
Tyler Wade
Wilkerman Garcia
Dustin Fowler
Billy McKinney


Pitchers

Luis Severino
Justus Sheffield
Chance Adams
James Kaprielian
Domingo Acevedo
Albert Abreu
Dillon Tate
Bryan Mitchell
Jordan Montgomery
Chad Green
Luis Cessa
Jesus Guzman
J. P. Feyereisen
Jonathon Holder
Ben Heller


Do the Yankees have the best collection of young talent in the MLB now?

bwright0628

1.) 19 Nov 2016 18:53:44
It certainly looks as if they do, but will they all pan out is another question.


2.) 19 Nov 2016 19:57:08
That's supposed to be Jorge Guzman not Jesus.


3.) 20 Nov 2016 02:05:33
of the 30 or so guys u posted, how many will actually pan out? odds are only 5 or 6.

severino may be nothing more than a bullpen guy. refsnyder isn't good. judge screams bust as does tyler austin. no one wants billy mckinney. lots of those pitching guys will never even see major league innings.

everyone brags about their teams youth. it rarely ever plays out how they hope.


4.) 21 Nov 2016 01:54:00
They would be better off trading refsnyder Austin McKinney fowler heller holder and wade for some pitching.


 

 

08 Nov 2016 23:29:06
Yankees Offseason


Trades


Trade #1

Cardinals get Brett Gardner

Yankees get Lance Lynn


Trade #2

Astros get Brian McCann

Yankees get Colin McHugh


Trade #3

Giants get Chase Headley

Yankees get Hunter Strickland


Trade #4

Rockies get Luis Severino, Gleyber Torres, Jorge Mateo, Blake Rutherford, Miguel Andujar, Rob Refsnyder, Chance Adams, and Justus Sheffield

Yankees get Nolan Arenado and Jake McGee


Free Agency

Resign Aroldis Chapman for 5 years and $75 million

Resign Carlos Beltran for 1 year and $15 million


Roster

Lineup

CF Ellsbury
SS Gregorius
DH Beltran
3B Arenado
C Sanchez
2B Castro
1B Bird
RF Judge
LF Hicks

Bench

C Romine
1B Austin
OF Ackley
IF Torreyes

Rotation

Tanaka
Pineda
McHugh
Sabathia
Lynn

Bullpen

Warren
Layne
Strickland
McGee
Clippard
Betances
Chapman

Keep Bryan Mitchell, Chad Green, and Luis Cessa at AAA to start the season for Rotation Depth.


Instead of just telling me how awful this is. Tell me why. Provide details about why value in trades or free agent signings aren't fair or accurate. Or tell me if they aren't a good fit for teams. Anybody can just say something is terrible. Tell me why.


And don't tell me that the Yankees are holding on to their prospects and getting younger as if I don't know that. They would still have Sanchez, Bird, Judge, Frazier, Austin, Green, Mitchell, Cessa, Wade, Fowler, and others. Also, Tanaka, Pineda, Lynn, Arenado, Castro, Didi, Romine, Torreyes, Hicks, Ackley, Betances, Strickland, and Warren are all 28 or younger. That is still a very young team with a lot of prospects. They're prospects for a reason. They don't all pan out. There's no harm in trading some away for some proven MLB talent.

bwright0628

1.) 09 Nov 2016 01:20:37
I'm not 100% sure but didn't you already post this?


2.) 09 Nov 2016 01:52:59
For some reason I don't think the giants will do the Headly trade . They have more needs bullpen be an example.


3.) 09 Nov 2016 01:54:29
I think the Yankees want to get younger.


4.) 09 Nov 2016 02:03:28
Unbiased, He post this every week.


5.) 09 Nov 2016 03:41:38
We've told you the other 2-3 times you posted this why it was terrible, and here you are, reposting it.

Methinks whatever I say will go in one ear and out the other.


6.) 09 Nov 2016 05:18:04
No way the Rockies trade Arinado.


7.) 09 Nov 2016 05:19:12
Relax you guys are just saving money so you can sign Harper for 500 million. Would you rather have Arinado with less top teir prospects or Harper and the top tier prospects and just wait until he is a FA.


8.) 10 Nov 2016 00:44:59
The Yanks probably don't have enough money to do this. With all this, they are taking on over 100 million dollars.


9.) 10 Nov 2016 13:00:04
They have the money, its the Yankees you are talking about, however they are trying to reduce payroll to save on the luxury tax. So I don't see them spending recklessly like they have in the past.


10.) 12 Nov 2016 21:49:45
I'd rather have Arenado than Harper.


 

 

 

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25 Oct 2017 15:52:15
What makes them so terrible? Headley is a one year rental for the Mets to provide insurance at 1B if Smith needs more time to develop and 3B since you can’t really expect anything about Wright. Shreve is a nice young cheap lefty to replace Blevins who they would be giving up. Blevins fills the only hole in the Yankees bullpen which is a reliable lefty other than Chapman who is the closer.

Gardner would provide the Orioles with the lead off hitter they have been lacking for years and also some stability at the corner outfield spot. He is a gold glove LF coming off of a 20-20 season on a reasonable contract. The Yankees benefit from shedding the salary to get under the luxury tax threshold that they are intent on doing as well as clearing everyday spots for Hicks and Frazier. Rickard can serve as a nice fourth outfielder and fits along with the youth movement.

As for Ellsbury, I don’t think there is a such thing as a good fit for him and the Yankees may very well be stuck with him but I figured he finished the final six weeks of the regular season very strong and that if the Yankees are enough money that he could at least be an upgrade for the Giants who will probably try to make some tweaks and go for it one last time.

They Yankees also seem to be considered the favorites to sign Otani by many analysts.

Any ideas on how I could make this better?

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07 Oct 2017 17:13:16
Can someone please tell me what they think fair value is for Stanton?

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06 Oct 2017 19:37:45
Fair enough. What would you say is a fair return for Stanton?

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06 Oct 2017 19:04:08
BATMAN!, you actually think that’s too much for Stanton coming off of a 59 home run season? Especially since I have them taking back Ellsbury’s contract. They’re going to want a premium in return. Also, the Mariners could absolutely use another outfielder. Particularly one that plays great defense and can play center field. They got almost no production out of center field this year. Plus Gardner only has one year left on his deal so it’s not a long term commitment and he can help them take one last shot at the postseason while they still have Cano and Cruz together. He also brings great leadership. As for Headley, the he can be used to spot Thames and Shaw at third and first who both hit left handed as well as be a nice pinch hitter in a walk year.

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06 Oct 2017 18:02:16
I forgot I included Betances in the trade so substitute Mitchell in for Betances in the bullpen.

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