What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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With the trade market starting to shape up, I was wondering if Jon Daniels (who I trust) will be stupid enough to trade away prospects who can and will make an impact at the major league level (Perez, Martin, Erlin, etc...) for a rent-a-player.
I hope instead we trade players like Chris Davis and Taylor Teagarden who will catch scout's eye with insane minor league stats (21 homers?).
Do you think every team thinks like Omar minaya?Of course JD would rather trade those guys but when you trade garbage you usually get garbage in return
Somebody didn't read "Go Big ... Or Don't Go At All."
In fairness, he said "rent-a-player". I wouldn't give up Erlin or better for any of the available rent-a-players, the best of whom seem to be Beltran and Kuroda.
I'm sure if a trade target was good enough and had multiple controlable years on the back end, that would be a different story.
Do you guys realistically see the Rangers trading for an impact player right now? Besides the fact that there doesn't really seem to be a great impact player available, it seems like everyone is asking for the world when most/ if not all don't come close to the value we would be giving up...
Here's a point worth considering: As well as all five starters are pitching right now, do you risk creating a clubhouse issue if you trade for another starter, unless he's an obvious No. 1? Who exactly would Matt Garza or John Danks, for example, replace right now? Granted, this picture may change before the trading deadline, but what if Holland and Harrison are lights out next time out, too? Would it be a problem?
My thoughts exactly jd21. Even if they may end up being slightly better for the rest of the year...is it really worth to give up those great prospects? No chance.
I think there is no way that we trade for starting pitching especially for a player with 1 year left on his contract unless he is a legitimate all-star who can help us in the playoffs.
Here's a point worth considering: As well as all five starters are pitching right now, do you risk creating a clubhouse issue if you trade for another starter, unless he's an obvious No. 1? Who exactly would Matt Garza or John Danks, for example, replace right now?
No, it doesn't create a clubhouse issue. Those guys are thrilled as hell to get extra help in there. It's something less than fair to the one party who loses his spot in the rotation because of it (if we were looking at this as a straight meritocracy, it would be Lewis), but it doesn't breed tension in the room.
Has anyone seriously been arguing otherwise?
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