What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Can teams trade draft picks and can you move up in the draft to get a particular pick?Draft picks are like currency in football--trading up and down is common. Does it happen in baseball?
And could the Rangers trade Martin Perez and next years #1 pick for Edwin Encarnacion--for the remainder of this season.And let him go back to Toronto next year?
I am not 100% on this, but I do not believe it is possible to trade draft picks.
I think BZ is correct. I don't ever remember a team trading draft picks.
It's not allowed.
there are picks that are called competitive balance picks this year that ibelieve can be traded
I think thats right rainag.
That brings up my next dumb question!
How did the competitive balance lottery picks come about. It involves ping pong balls and 999 chances like the basketball lottery? For small market teams--but included Oakland and Detroit?--like they need help?
I like your idea of trading PEREZ. What little Ive seen, he doesn't seem worth whatever salary he is paid.He has very little COMMAND of his pitches. You do not need that much speed if you have command ofall your selection of pitches. For example...in my last college game, I struck out SEVENTEEN batters!!!Great? ..but I walked six and got beat 9-7.
Carnacion is interesting choice,but we already have Mooreland, Baker and even Berkman to playat first. I believe WE NEED SHELBY MILLER (sp-StLouis) more. Strong arm, throws darts, greatcommand and VERY YOUNG. He will only get better and better (barring injury).
We have PROFAR (who is the real deal) and we can use KINSLER for trade bait. (I live only a few miles from Ranger Ball Park and know how much Kinsler is loved). We miss Napoli more than we miss Hamilton but we got Berkman and Pierzynski. MUST get that STUD, YOUNG pitcher soon and we control the AL.Bert
What that a serious post? I really hope not.
"You do not need that much speed if you have command of all your selection of pitches. For example...in my last college game, I struck out SEVENTEEN batters!!! Great? ..but I walked six and got beat 9-7."
Looks like we have a new Ricky in Ft. Worth, folks...
I know you don't want to be confused by the facts because your minds are already made up---but here are the facts on MILLER.6 wins..3 loses.....ERA..1.96...WHIP..0.0958..;17 walks...73 Ks....compare that to the Ranger staff and you are a notch behind Yu and a step ahead of Holland ! If Miller not AHEAD of Yuexcept for Ks.
How ABOUT THIS FOR A STARTING ROTATION..Darvish/Miller/Holland/Colby Lewis or Harrisonif they both come back healthy? Add Grimm and Ogando occasionally and put Tepisch as longman in bull pen (and Feliz)..... Now, I respect your opinion if you donot agree but back your position (if you have one) with FACTS.
There is absolutely zero chance of the Cardinals trading Miller.
Robbyfirst---You are correct in wanting Miller---he would look real good in the Texas rotation .
But the words Ace and franchise pitcher are already put in front of Shelby Miller.
Points out the FACT that the only way to get and afford this type player is to draft and develop them yourself.The Cardinals are loaded with homegrown talent.
Rangers took Matt Purke at 14 who they never signed him and Shelby Miller was picked 19 by St Louis in the 2009 draft. We already lost on that one so blame the individuals who did the 2009 draft on why we don't have Shelby Miller.
"Looks like we have a new Ricky in Ft. Worth, folks..."
Glad you liked that, Andy. Good to know someone else has been around long enough to remember THE LEGEND.
For those who weren't, rumor has it he once stuck out 27 little leaguers for a perfect game. It was a coach pitch league and he shattered all the kid's hopes and dreams with a blazing 70 mph fastball.
"rumor has it he once stuck out 27 little leaguers for a perfect game. It was a coach pitch league"
This reminds me of the time Kramer takes karate and kicks all the kids' asses when he faces them individually. Of course, then they all gang up on him and he's not so lucky.
"This reminds me of the time Kramer takes karate and kicks all the kids' asses when he faces them individually. Of course, then they all gang up on him and he's not so lucky."
Thsi reminds me of the infamous "Ricky in Ft. Worth" thread in the forum when we all ganged up on him and he finally left.
Terry...you are right on...StL. developes their own. talent. I played high school baseball against Von McDaniel..remember him? We beat him in the regionals. He had one outstanding season with the Cardinals and then fell off. Because he wasalso a good hitter as well as a pitcher, they kept him for a couple of years at 3B. MY POINT is they had a major investmentin a great young talent and did all they could for him to make it in the Majors. He got down on himself when he beganmaking so many errors on the field that it affected his bat and they eventually dropped him...StL did all they could for himto make it in the Majors!! Today==shell out the bucks and HOPE the kid produces. They don't have time to develop him.
I did not know the Rangers had a shot at Miller in that draft. Was this the year Doug Melvin was Ranger GM? He knows asmuch about baseball talent as I do about Brain Surgery----notta! Terry--thanks for that insight.
Champ...kudos to you as well...Terry mentioned the developing of the talent and you about the draft. Had to get my ducksin a row as it appears I put both comments as one....Thanks Champ!
Andy and Rangerbourne......Apparently, you have misunderstood the reasoning behind my comments, I say these things..NOT so as to come off as a know it all or to 'boast'....But rather, to reveal SOME of my credentials to show mycreditability for that of which I speak.
Honestly though, if the truth be known; I have forgotten more about this game than you youngster will ever learn.
<B>For example...in my last college game, I struck out SEVENTEEN batters!!!Great? ..but I walked six and got beat 9-7.
We're not here to talk about your xbox problems buddy.
No one is to be "blamed" for not selecting Miller. Hindsight is always 20-20.
You can't make comments like that. Star players will always come from late rounds too.
East...you misunderstood my comments completely. I was ILLUSTRATING the importance of being in COMMAND ofyour pitches...ie..it matters not what else you can do (even SO 17 in a game for example) if you have little command (6 walks). These were mere examples that I was backing up my point with a personal experience. Sorry youdid not approve.
Terry...If your last post was directed to me...hey,man I was agreeing with you that ST Louis often developes theirown talent whole others depend totally on the draft.....BOTH work, but neither works all the time. Seems Cardsway of doing it however works better when you compare the $$$ flushed down the tube when so many will not beas patient.
That was for Champ
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