What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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I don't believe we are going to trade for either one. But we do have the resources to acquire them and supply the big bat we need. With that being said which one would you prefer? Me personally I would rather see Cargo, A left handed All around hitter, with good speed and good D. I think he'd be a better fit in Arlington, Now i don't think you lose out if you acquire Stanton he's a beast. So what do y'all think? Or would yall even want the rangers to pull the trigger on a trade like this?
I'd rather have Cargo. Not sure how many years he has left, and that could be a big factor, but all things equal contract wise I'd take Cargo. He's more athletic, seems more durable, a better all around player, and fits better in Arlington.
Stanton, and it isn't even close. Carlos is a great hitter, but Stanton has the chance to be a generational talent. Stanton also costs less and naturally plays RF, and pretty well too, and if I had my druthers I'd like to see us move Cruz to DH. Plus, there's the whole matter of Stanton being a whole hell of a lot cheaper.
Why not both.....while we're dreaming, I'll also take a side of Heyward with that order.
Truthfully I think Stanton is probably the most likely to be traded of the three.
He is. Stanton doesn't want to be in Miami long-term, and they know it. The sooner they trade him, the more they can get for him. Heyward so far hasn't given any sign of not liking Atlanta, and Carlos is practically entrenched in Colorado. Either Stanton will be traded at some point, or he will go free and Miami won't have anything to show for it, and based on how they look right know, I seriously doubt Miami will ever win with Stanton. They have to know that. They should trade him. Preferably to us.
The issue with stanton isnt whether or not he gets traded. Its when. The biggest argument against him getting traded is that he still has 1 more year before hes even arbitration eligible. So, this year, hes stupid cheap still and I dont think many ppl think his trade value will change much by next offseason. Because of that, there is pretty close to 0 incentive to trade him right now. It wont save them any money and it wont cost them anything in a trade (barring injury of course).
I really hate gutting our farm system for any one player. It'd depend on the prospects involved and the state of the club, but I think we have too many holes to fill at this point.
Cargo has played in one of the few parks that may be more hitter friendly than TBPiA (RH Coor's OPS is .770 vs RBPiA of .785 and Coor's LH OPS of .836 vs RBPiA of .768). Besides the inflated stats (in 2012 Cargo's home/away OPS was 1.046/.706 and his wRC+ was 169/72), Cargo is 27 and Stanton is 23.
Marlin Sun Life LH OPS was .735 and RH OPS was .722.
Thats interesting. I would have thought RBPiA would have a higher LH OPS than RH.
Cargo isn't good on the road. And the Rox will still ask a ton for him.
Stanton! Not even close if they are the same price.
I would trade our aaa team for stanron
Stanton and it isn't close.
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