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MY DREAM TRADE
FROM LA DODGERS - Dodgers need to dump salary, prep for future
Casey Blake - 3B/1B/LF - A righty hitter who backs up Beltre/Moreland and can play corner OF in a pinch... He can still hit, good #s. He’s 37 and makes $5.5 Mill.
Matt Kemp - a stud CF, is from around here and makes makes $7.1 M.
Andre Ethier, stud lefty hitting OF, makes 9.5 M
Matt Guerrier - Good #s, 8th inning set-up righty, makes $2.4 M
Hiroki Kuroda, old, but solid SP, makes 11.7 M.
James Loney, lefty 1b makes 4.5 M
A total of $40.7 M in salary
To the Dodgers
Michael Young 16.1 MNelson Cruz, 3.6$Derek Holland. 431KJulio Borbon, 500 K(?)Mark Lowe 1.2 MDavid Murphy, 2.4 MChris Davis, 500K (?)
A total of $24.7 M roughly
PROS Matt Kemp and Ethier - pricey, but no brainer when it comes to batsGuerrier - solid, not spectacular, setup guy for past 5 years - slight upgrade from LoweKuroda, veteran SP, solid, not spectacular, the AL doesn’t really know this guy. Blake will be a handy backup/right bat at several positionsA Loney/Napoli platoon would be pretty solid. Loney hits righties pretty well
CONSMY can hit, but his bad glove clogs up the roster, and how long before he loses bat speed? Age catches everybody eventually.
It’s an extra $16 million, but Kemp/Ethier are stud OFs, and we get a solid 8th inning guy
Losing Nelly hurts, but he’s injury prone and Kemp/Ethier make up the loss and then some
Holland could be a great SP someday, but to get Kemp and the others, We have to part with talent
Maybe Chris Davis is our next Adrian Gonzalez/Travis Haffner trade debacle, but again, you have to give to get. Maybe he stays a AAAA player.
This is stupid! When is the last time you hear a 14 player 2 team trade. Do you really dream about this? Sounds like you just need to root for the Dodgers.
Joey please start to edit these forums?!?!?!?
Since i'm dreaming....... chris davis and a bucket of baseballs for Justin Verlander, Cody epply straight up for Josh Johnson. A half eat fried bologna sandwhich for Felix Hernandez. And $2 for that chick on the fantasy baseball banner to the side of me.
Since i have created a many of these forums that have bombed miserably... i will bite...
if we're talking an honest dream trade. i have no clue how it would be done and i dont think it would be done.... but...
Feliz,Perez,Profar,David Murphy, and maybe some cash....
to seattle for Micheal Pineda. thats right you heard me. F*** King Felix, I WANT PINEDA. dudes a stone cold killer!!!!
Lowe closes the rest of the season or we make another trade for a closer, there are many to be had.
So you would wanna give up two future TORPs and a future perennial AS SS and Murph and cash for one future TORP. You must be high out of your mind to even dream that.
"Dream trades" are pointless, since there is no basis in real baseball for any of these musings. If you don't account for economics, then you aren't talking about baseball in the 21st c - like everything else, it mostly just goes back to the money.
Anyway, as I was lying in the puddle, I think I found a way for us to get Bonds and Griffey, and we wouldn't have to give up that much.
i'm not a GM, i dunno what it would take to get a player of his caliber i mightve overshot a little, however i'm not necessarily agreeing with you altogether either. I think you might have a little bit of the hashish in you as well.... until Feliz can prove this year has been a mistake thus far and vastly improves he cannot be considered a TORP. All he's show starting wise is that putting him through that sort of training jacked up his mechanics. And especially until he can learn to mix up his pitches i wouldnt categorize him as TORP. He's simply all star closer. Perez has had his struggles in AA since being promoted there last year, yes i know he's young, but alot can happen between now and when he's "old' enough for the bigs. Again... i wouldnt quite say TORP. does he have the potential, yes. Has he proved it, no. Profar is good and going to be good, but he's not going to be elvis good. i think its quite a stretch to already call him a perennial all star.
Again though, you might be right, i mightve overshot however nobody can deny that Pineda has proved himself, and is a complete hoss. There has not been a young impressive pitcher of his caliber to come along in a while.... probably since Felix... just my opinion
Good God how much crack did you buy today??
Pineda has been good, no doubt, but if you think any player in ML history has proven themselves after 11 games, then you don't know baseball. He pitches half his games in one of the most pitcher friendly parks, as well, which would skew his stats a bit. There is no reason to give up 3 young guys of that caliber for a rookie.
About Feliz... I say it is a reach to say that starting in ST screwed up his mechanics because he was completely fine for the first month of the season, it was more likely just the closer's equivalent of a slump that required some mechanics tweaking just as a hitter would need to during a slump. And also, he had begun to develop his pitches during ST, so much so that for awhile it looked like he was going to start. He developed a cutter and improved his change and curve and improved fastball location. We usually don't see all this when he is closing because it is so different from starting and mixing up pitches is not as important when facing 3 guys while throwing 98 mph gas. He will continue to develop next ST and you will see him be a legit #2 next season, at least.
Perez has been great in AA and will see AAA by the end of the season. Scouts still see a plus changeup and plus fastball with an above average curve, equating to TORP stuff.
I know he hasnt pitched at ML level, Pineda is MORE proven than Perez, but he has not completely proven himself to be the next Felix after only 11 games
On a side note, this gets me excited about what might be the rotation next season...Ogando, Feliz, Perez, Holland, Harrison/Lewis/Ramirez
Good grief - I should count my blessings that some people aren't in charge of personnel for the Rangers. Seriously - just go root for the Dodgers.
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