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Cardinal GM said on the radio that he would listen to a Tavares trade for profar...I love profar but have you guys seen this Tavares hit! This guy crushes the ball....seems like a good match....just shocked a GM would go public like that
It makes a lot of sense but it's such a risky trade and no GM would realistically want to do it.
Like if we trade Profar and Taveras busts and Profar puts up an 8 win season it's just such a kick in the nuts and would reflect so poorly on JD that the ownership would almost have to fire him.
We have no outfield prospects at upper levels...we are log jammed in the infield. It's interesting.... Google Oscar Tavarez he will not bust , just like profar won't
Taveras could be a bust too. Would be interesting.
I'd do it for the left handed Vlad
Given the Rangers depth at middle infield throughout the system vs their lack of high-end OF prospects, and the value Profar's position brings to someone, such a swap could be tempting for BOTH franchises.
Profar could bust. Tavares could bust. The odds are probably similar for both, so neither team gains or loses anything in looking at it with that worry in mind.
But as juicy as this seems, I suspect the Rangers' 1st choice would be packaging Profar in a deal for Stanton rather than Tavares.
Go back to sleep JD
Tavares is a much more risky prospect than Profar. The Rangers would need more in return.
Profar and Borbon for Tavares and ????? to spread out the trade and give the GMs a little room.
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I doubt it would happen. You typically won't trade big-name prospects for other prospects.
That would be a tough pill to swallow, as we have become very fond of Profar and the Cardinals are fond of Taveras, but I do think both clubs would be better for it. If I'm JD, I wait until I see how the Cruz/Murphy situation plays out before making a move. Both teams will still have Taveras and Profar next offseason, with AAA experience under their belts... If it is still a fair trade after this year, I bet it happens. I think you need to give them both a year to get it together at AAA before pulling the trigger.
His last name is Taveras. Why is this so hard?
You and me, Andy. We know what's up.
Problem with waiting until next year is the Cards need a SS now and Profar will probably not help the Cruz-Murphy situation. Profar NOW is as good an option as the Cards have NOW. Remember the business part and once you fall in love with a player you lose perspective. Tavarious (for you spelling clowns) is just a piece of a team like Profar is, and if you can exchange pieces to make the team better, do so. Personally, I trust the people the closest to the situation to make the call. It is their livelihood.
That type of heads up trade doesn't happen much. It was somewhat similar to the Montero/Pineda trade. Basically so far has been about a wash because Montero was mediocre last year and Pineda is still injured.
Most of us fans would do it. I think almost no GMs do it. They know their guy backward and forward while they don't know nearly as much about the prospect they would be trading for. I think the Rangers don't do it because Profar should be a good defensive player in the middle infield at worst. If Taveras doesn't hit like expected he is not going to have that level of use.
If we trade Profar for something I'd imagine it would be more like Stanton because that is the normal type of trade.
Isn't the point of trades is improving on your teams weaknesses by trading away strengths? I believe trading profar for Taveras or preferably Stanton is a good move but if trading for Taveras they should include another piece maybe relief or lower level high upside arm because trading #3 prospect for #1 straight up doesn't make sense
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I'd prefer to wait til the trade deadline or next offseason to really make any big moves. We have so many high ceiling lower level prospects that could make a huge jump, where we may be able to make a couple big moves. Kinsler needs to prove himself too. Ans Remember, Sardinas was the more heralded SS prospect when both he and Profar signed together. Sardinas has just been injured. If he can play up to his talent, like many are anticipating, we could have 2 of the top SS prospects in the game. Being patient now is really key. The Marlins definitely aren't trading Stanton til the deadline at the earliest since he's not arbitration eligible until 2014 and the Rays know keeping Price gives them their best shot at the playoffs. July 31st could really be one of the most highly anticipated trade deadline's ever.
Profar is going somewhere: St Louis, second base or even shortstop [Elvis trade value has just sky rocked , is there a no trade clause?]. A bidding war for Profar could be created if he can be offered to Pittsburgh for Gerrit Cole and Josh BELL, AND St. Louis counters with Taveras and Rosenthal. Both NL teams are in desperate need for a quality short stop, if they have real hope of beating out the Reds. So if Profar is not enough, then Elvis now signed for 10 years would be.
Les, you're an idiot to suggest trading Elvis. That's shit the Marlins do. It's horrible business and destroys credibility. Get off the Xbox.
Trade Elvis and guarantee the Rangers are unable to sign ANYONE worth a shit again. You are out of your mind.
Who are we, the Marlins? Get real, Les. Get that garbage out of here
good fuckin lord les
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