What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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@juricksoon: if you don't think Elvis is top 5, who do you think are?
Obviously it's just one measure, but by fWAR, Elvis was 5th in 2012 - behind Zobrist (who wasn't a SS full-time), Desmond, Rollins, and Reyes - and 6th place is significantly lower.
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As much as I love Elvis I think now, or before this year's trade deadline, is the time to trade him. If you can't extend him, and it certainly looks like they won't be able to, then you have to get what you can for him at his most valuable time. Plus I think with Jeter retiring, Elvis being a Boras client and hitting free agency at that perfect time, he's going to be a Yankee (and likely get a TON of money). All of that and we have the number one prospect in baseball ready to replace him.
I would hate to see Elvis go, but I think it's the logical choice. Use him now and the holes on this roster as much as you can with some cheap controllable talent!
If the Yankees are still trying to shed payroll, signing Elvis may not be the best idea. Especially if they re-sign Cano. I guess they only have to be under the threshold for a year in order to avoid the stiffest penalty, but still...obviously, we have to imagine the possibility of Elvis being a Ranger in 2015 isn't as good as the one of him not being here, but it's not anywhere near a slam dunk.
The Yankees are just trying to shed payroll to get under the cap for one year, so they can reset that compounding luxury tax. They should be able to get under it before then and thus be ready to spend again by the time Elvis hits free agency. Plus Elvis grew up a Yankees fan didn't he?
The Yankees are just trying to shed payroll to get under the cap for one year, so they can reset that compounding luxury taxBingo. And they should easily be there next season.
obviously, we have to imagine the possibility of Elvis being a Ranger in 2015 isn't as good as the one of him not being here, but it's not anywhere near a slam dunk.
If you've watched the FO's handling of free agents over the past few years you know this isn't an accurate statement. It may not be a slam dunk, but it's at least an easy lay up. It's jaded wishful thinking from fans to envision a roster of Elvis & Profar up the middle when we still have glaring holes on the corner outfield, behind the plate, and a question mark at 1st.
My question is this: The Indians probably shouldn't expect to compete this year. Asdrubal Cabrera comes free at the same time as Elvis (although he is more expensive over the next two years). So what happens if the Tribe decides to put him on the market before or at the same time as Elvis? What does that do to the market, and how many teams are going to be interested in acquiring as SS with the package it would take? I'm only bringing this up because some sentiment on this board seems to be that Elvis is sort of like a Wild Card and can be used at anytime to bring back any player. I say the time to trade him is now.
One more thing:
I know Elvis gets a little expensive for the Rays taste in 2014 ($10M) but how would he make that roster look allowing Zobrist to move to the outfield and replace Upton's production?
We know their farm is stacked and they just got a great haul for Shields. Just sayin'
they just traded for escobar
I think there are a lot of teams that would be very interested in acquiring Elvis. I don't however think the Rays would be overly interested. They would only be interested in getting him for very cheap and then flipping him... which is obviously not going to happen from the Rangers' perspective. The Cardinals on the other hand, as previously mentioned, would be an interesting trade partner. Lot's of young, controllable talent, a reasonable need for a good shortstop and in win now mode.
"If you've watched the FO's handling of free agents over the past few years you know this isn't an accurate statement. It may not be a slam dunk, but it's at least an easy lay up. It's jaded wishful thinking from fans to envision a roster of Elvis & Profar up the middle when we still have glaring holes on the corner outfield, behind the plate, and a question mark at 1st."
Maybe I wasn't clear. Maybe I should have said, "but it's not a slam dunk that he's gone." I think we agree on this one; it's definitely the more likely outcome.
Wow, this got ugly fast lol. I don't have an active search our for trading Andrus, I just see it as inevitable because JD would have already locked his career here if they thought he was a top 5 SS. I mean, let's be honest, they've pretty much already shown their hand. They love Profar and are willing to waffle the hell out of themselves to keep him lol.
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