What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Kinsler 1BAndrus SSUpton or Stanton RFBeltre 3BCruz DHAJ/Soto CMurphy LFGentry/Martin CFProfar 2B Just got to figure a way to get Upton or Stanton without giving up Profar. Perez, Olt, Buckel, etc.? Would that get it done? Is that what we want? Would you do it?
You would have to give up Profar and at least 2 more high level prospects or a trade equal to what the Rangers got with Atlanta. 5 - 6 studs. Perez, Olt, Buckle, Grimm, and at least 2 A level minor upside talents.
To add to my post, I would rather wait and add when the trade deadline comes and the price for these type guys is cheeper. It would be a Brinks ransom to get Stanton during the winter. Arizona has 4 OFrs now and 2 rooks ready to step in. Play the waiting game with Upton. The season isn't won in April and May. Look at what Hamilton and the Rangers did last season. Now look at the A's. Now the A's did not make any major trade deadline decisions, but they stuck with their players and held their own and won the division.
With Upton, I'd rather see
Profar leading offIan in CF or LFCruz sitting/tradedMoreland with a role, platooned a righty bat that can play 1B, hitting 8Upton in RFKinsler 5-6 holeMurphy up in the order to 6-7Catcher spot down to 9
With Stanton, we're a different team on offense. I'd happily wave goodbye to Profar + Olt + a P in return for Stanton. I think he'd hit 50 in BPiA.
CJ, Wash would never lead Profar off. He does not put pressure on a rookie. That being said, isn't it more amazing how the Angels rookie did leading off?
The idea is to have all of your decent speed guys back to back.
7 Murphy 8 Gentry/Martin9 Profar1 Kinsler2 Andrus3 Upton/Stanton4 Beltre5 Cruz6 AJ/Soto
For Upton: Andrus. For Stanton: Andrus or Profar, Olt and Perez ( this suggested by MLB.TV).
Profar Olt AND Perez
You know, wednesday, thursday, friday
I keep Profar's situation as "untouchable" He's core, as in Rangers "big future".Darvish, though with more experience & older, is also "untouchable". Both core.Really, is there anyone, including any "ACE", that you would trade YU for? NOT!Stanton's a corner OF'r... Profar, a SWH SS, possible 5 Tool. Worth the wait 4me.
Agree, switch hitting SS whose floor will be making 5-6 all star games is core, along with Darvish. Package that Ozzie outlined is way too much, especially when Profar projects to be a perennial MVP candidate according to Keith Law. Still can't wrap my head around why we don't trade Elvis for Upton though. We maximize our lineup that way instead of moving Ian out of position where he will be avg or below. Maybe we are/were exploring locking Elvis up and will be more open once we realize that Boras won't let that happen at a reasonable figure. If talking Stanton, give them Elvis, Olt Perez +, but not Profar, which may mean Stanton isn't happening right now.
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