What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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He might be a major douche, but is a sinker ball pitcher and might be a good fit at the ballpark with Beltre at 3rd. 3 years of control left. I'd rather see Rangers take a shot on him than Dickey or Garza.
I have no idea if he's a douche, but I've seen him look great and look terrible. As I see it, he's a Holland-type (wildly fluctuating) that's decent at inducing ground balls - so, he's kind of a mix of Holland and Harrison. Would prefer over Garza; not sure about Dickey.
He's a few days from turning 24 years old. 2 years younger than Holland. Obviously a buy low candidate, his inconsistency is probably very comparable to Holland, might even be worse. Might benefit from a change in scenery. As Morosi said on twitter he would benefit greatly from an improved defensive infield.
Indeed he would, considering ground balls up the line are a surefire way to get base hits against the Tigers. What would we give up for him?
Porcello would benefit greatly by our stellar Ranger infield. For me, he's the arm to get, over Dickey.I'd love to have both, but either would be a positive additon, for different reasons. Porcello is youngand raw. Grooming & patience are up our alley. Dickey is a nice risk/chance to take, Both are affordable.
I'd gladly take a chance on Porcello and/or Boesch. From some half-ass SABR research it looks like Porcello has been pretty unlucky to have the ERA he did the last few years. In 2012 he was #4 in GB/FB and #2 in infield fly %, meaning he gets lots of grounders and popups (this was among SP w/ min. 150 IP). His K/9 and K/BB and FIP have improved every year although his WHIP has gotten worse every year. However it may not surprise you to know that this year Porcello and Scherzer were #1 and #2 in highest BABIP against - a consequence of playing for the Etroit Tigers.
Also, Detroit won't likely ask for the type of return that, say, Tampa Bay would in a similar situation. I believe we could trade for Porcello and still have plenty of assets to use on Stanton if and when he becomes available. I would say the thing Detroit needs most is a reliever but of course you could argue the same for the Rangers.
Pass on Porcello, will only take away starts from Perez or Grimm, both who have a greater upside then Rick. You see what the Tigers see him, why else would they want to trade a 24 year old who has started regularly since 2009. If the Tigers are giving away Porcello, then jump; who knows he could be the right handed equivalent of Harry.
Now if the Tigers wanted another 'BOOM STICK' and would buy on a Cruz for Boesch and Porcello, JUMP.\
Porcello is ahead of Perez, certainly Grimm. He's not polished yet. A good Maddux buffing and our stellar infield, makes for an impressive young ground ball pitcher, with MLB experience.The cost?
Porcello + Boesch for Feliz + Murphy. Would you?
I usually don't pay much attention to other teams when they talk about trading garbage to the Rangers for Elvis Andrus but I saw a trade possibility on a Detroit site the other day that I actually had to think about.
Elvis to the Tigers for Porcello, Brennan Boesch or Andy Dirks, plus Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia. Looking at the scouting reports on Garcia and Castellanos, I'd have to think long and hard about that.
I think I want Elvis to go to the National League, please.
I think Elvis is too valuable for a package like that. Save him for a solid #2 or impact bat. Boesch could be that but he hasn't shown it lately.
Intriguing proposal, I'd have to pass on it though. I agree with Hench about getting a top tier pitcher in return.
Castellanos would make it something to listen too though.
Cruz for Porcello and Boesch. Murphy had his first full season and is now one our solid of...Perez is still highly thought. Shouldn't take more than Cruz.
Like the rest of the winter, we can't afford the prospects or the money so Porcello is a no.
Obi, of course a starting pitcher for 4 years on a playoff team is ahead of rookies who have not even started a dozen games, before critiquing read the post, I talked about 'upside' which is entirely different than who is ahead of who in their mlb careers. All this talk of Porcello is academic, he is headed for LA LA Land, probably for Bourjos.
Funny how you dog various posters for ridiculous ideas, then you post garbage like this.
1 year of Cruz @ $10.5M for a pretty good #3 pitcher, and a replacement-level outfielder? Good one. I'm sure the Tigers would sign up for this in no time.
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