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09 Oct 2015 01:09:22
-Taijuan Walker(solid, cheap, and young quality SP)
-Tom Wilhelmsen(two year cheap closer rental to hold over until Jimenez is ready)
-Anthony Gose(young cheap center fielder and lefty)
-Matt Boyd(SP prospect)
-Buck Farmer(SP prospect)
-Michael Fulmer(top 100 overall SP prospect)
-Al Alburquerque(relief righty)
-$4mil in cash($2mil in 2016, $2mil in 2017)
09 Oct 2015 14:51:36
Detroit says no thank you to sending Matt Boyd and Fulmer the top prospect in their organization and their starting CF for a Sp who doesn't have the upside of Fulmer, and a below level player . No thanks.
09 Oct 2015 16:15:40
Didn't the Tigers get Fulmer and Boyd for Price? I'd imagine that they'll only give them up for something similar.
09 Oct 2015 16:17:29
Realized Fulmer came over in Cespedes trade. Even more reason to not gut them for Walker and a reliever.
08 Oct 2015 19:13:52
PIT acquires: SP Sonny Gray
OAK acquires: OF Austin Meadows (AA), C Reese McGuire (A+) SP Nick Kingham (AAA), SP Luis Heredia (A+)
08 Oct 2015 23:19:44
Glasnow would probably have to be in the trade for Oakland to accept.
09 Oct 2015 02:10:43
Sonny Gray is still pre-arbitration and won't be eligible until next Winter. That means he'll be incredibly cheap.
Pirates fans won't want to know what it'll take to get Sonny Gray. Start with 2 of your top 3 prospects, and that's being generous.
09 Oct 2015 02:18:16
^thought about it but TOR got Donaldson without giving up a "top" prospect
09 Oct 2015 15:39:22
Well at the time, Donaldson hit like 250 with 29 homers, which is good, but he wasn't a SUPERSTAR yet.
09 Oct 2015 16:19:15
BobAngels23. Donaldson had a WAR of 7.3 in '14 and 7.7 in '13. he WASN'T a superstar?
09 Oct 2015 16:22:54
PiratesFan, Donaldson was traded for Brett Lawrie (5 years younger than Donaldson, extremely underrated player), and Graveman. both of them extremely cheap acquisitons.
Oakland knew they couldn't afford to keep Donaldson. But let's not pretend they got robbed in that trade. they got two really, really underrated players.
09 Oct 2015 16:44:24
I thought that SS Franklin Barreto was a top prospect that went to Oakland in the Donaldson trade.
08 Oct 2015 02:07:57
Now that the Yankees are out of the playoffs it's time to focus on the offseason. They proved that they are an older team and ran out of gas the second half of the year. They need to shake this roster up a bit again to avoid it happening all over again next year. It will be tough because of all of the older players with big contracts but they have to try. These things probably have little to no chance of happening but here they are.
Angels get Mark Teixeria (Yankees eat a portion of his salary)
Yankees get a couple Low Level Prospects
As great a year as Teixeria was having before he went down for the year, Bird stepped in and did a great job in his absence and just can't be sent back down to Triple A. This is one position the Yankees can get younger without losing much production.
Rockies get Brett Gardner, Ivan Nova, Slade Heathcott, and Jacob Lindgren
Yankees get Carlos Gonzales
The Rockies will likely look to trade CarGo this offseason and go into a full rebuild. I think this is a pretty good package for him considering his injury history and contract that the Yankees will take on in full. These are players that can help them both now and in the future and having Gardner, Blackmon, and Dickerson would give them one of the best defensive outfields in baseball.
Padres get Chasen Shreve, Mason Williams, Branden Pinder, and Gary Sanchez
Yankees get Craig Kimbrel
Again I think this is a pretty fair package considering the Padres need to get rid of salary and the Yankees will take it on in full. They also get an actual Center Fielder that they need along with some bullpen help and a potential catcher of the future in Sanchez or 1st basemen if they are concerned with his defense but there is no questioning his bat. I think the Yankees need more bullpen help because Betances and Miller tailed off a little at the end due to being way overworked.
Resign Chris Young for 2 years and $12 million
Sign Ben Zobrist for 3 years and $30 million (He will be the Yankees super utility man and be able to give a different guy a rest every day to keep the remaining old guys fresh unlike this year when they ran out of gas.)
Sign Darren O'Day for 2 years and $8 million
Mitchell (Long Reliever)
Warren (Middle/Long Reliever)
Wilson (Middle Reliever)
O'Day (Middle Reliever)
Betances (7th Inning Setup Man)
Miller (8th Inning Setup Man)
This would be the deepest and best bullpen in the MLB.
Sorry this post was so long but I wanted to explain my thinking. Like I said I know none of this will probably never happen but I thought I would give it a shot.
So what do you guys think?
08 Oct 2015 13:14:29
these are pretty awful trades.
08 Oct 2015 13:33:22
I think, for the most part, these are okay trades. I believe the Rox would want more pitching in return for CarGo, but I think your deal is fair. Personally, I would rather have Gardner and Nova.
The other thing is the rotation. New York has to get help there. Even a mid-level SP such as Chin from Baltimore would help eat innings and give depth.
08 Oct 2015 17:07:14
I don't think it's remotely close for CarGo. I'd guess the Rockies want young arms they can develop and keep for at least 6 seasons. Not a 32-year-old outfielder and a 29-year-old (will be 29 at start of season) righty. Nova will be a free agent after next season.
08 Oct 2015 17:08:17
For Gonzalez, Yankees have to give up either Severino, Eovaldi, or Pineda just to start the package.
08 Oct 2015 00:35:09
The Phillies trade Cody Asche to the Marlins for Mike Dunn.
08 Oct 2015 13:33:46
08 Oct 2015 17:09:00
You really don't want Cody Asche, do you?
08 Oct 2015 21:19:17
I want Cody Asche to play third base for a team that has a second baseman with a last name that sounds like 'classy.'
07 Oct 2015 04:53:52
This won't be my last post on this matter, just throwing stuff out there. Arte Moreno has already said that he is willing to go over the Luxury tax in the right situation. The one that I see will help the Angels in two ways, Left field and starting pitching.
1. David Price 7 year 150 million (Option for 8th year)
With the signing of Price, That gives the Angels a huge flux of starters at 9! Time to trade some now
ANGELS ROCKIES TRADE
Not to sure where he can be traded at this moment, he will go somewhere a team misses out on free agent starters, pretty much a back up option for them. Baez has been mentioned in trade talks, I know Wilson for Baez won't fly but a package deal could get that done
Back up guy and is reliable if someone goes down.
(SS) Erick Aybar
(RF) Kole Calhoun
(CF) Mike Trout
(DH) Albert Pujols
(LF) Carlos Gonzalez
(1B) CJ Cron
(3B) David Freese (If not signed back, Kubitza or Cowart)
(C ) Carlos Perez
(2B) Johnny Giovatella
The Angels have 46 million dollars coming off the books next season with Weaver, Wilson, and Aybar coming off the books, plus the Spending limit will definitely go up next season, so for the Angels to spend the money now in a market like this is the right move. The core of the group is already pretty solid, adding two star players like Cargo and Price would make the Angels scary good. In addition, Newcomb would be Weaver's replacement for the 2017 season.
07 Oct 2015 15:35:57
Probably better than my posts.
07 Oct 2015 15:52:03
You really think David Price is going to sign a deal for $21M AAV?
He'll top $30M, easily.
07 Oct 2015 17:01:10
Starters shouldn't get over 25 million a year, they play every 5th day! I know with the way baseball is going, that's just becoming the norm for big time starters. It's just how I feel
07 Oct 2015 18:32:59
How you feel is clearly removed from reality.
07 Oct 2015 21:02:29
News Flash LAA4LIFE! 2 starters, Kershaw and Scherzer, already make over 30 million a year.
07 Oct 2015 23:40:42
How you feel is probably the burrito from lunch.
07 Oct 2015 23:55:16
Hey BATMAN, If you read my reply, I already acknowledge that
07 Oct 2015 02:04:28
Chris Carter has been struggling so I think they need to upgrade at that position
Sign Chris Davis
He will fit right into this power hitting lineup.
Resign Colby Rasmus
He has had a good year so I think they should bring him back and he can be put really anywhere in the lineup as well.
Resign Scott Kazmire
He is a good leader at the top of this rotation.
And then trade
To Hous: Kevin Jepson, Trevor Pluffe
To Min: Chris Carter, Jason Martin
This upgrades the Astros at 3rd and gives them bullpen depth. And the Twins get a good power hitting DH/1st baseman, as well as a good young outfield prospect.
07 Oct 2015 02:20:19
Do they have the money for Davis, Sull? No.
07 Oct 2015 03:03:10
07 Oct 2015 03:03:40
Twins don't need another DH/1B and definitely don't need another young outfield prospect
07 Oct 2015 11:26:55
Minnesota passes on that trade.
07 Oct 2015 15:41:32
The Astros should have enough money to get davis. And they should be able to make that trade, maybe not with those exact players but I think plugs should end up in Huston and he is now expendable thanks to sano. So if the Astros are smart they would go out and sign Davis and trade for pluffe.
07 Oct 2015 18:01:57
Astros aren't exactly big spenders. Even though Davis is low average hitter, he still is a slugger and is going to command a lot of money. If the Orioles aren't going to be able to resign him, hypothetically, what makes you think the Astros will.
07 Oct 2015 22:19:25
I think that they will because they will find that he is worth the money.
07 Oct 2015 23:41:32
Please explain why Minnesota would even consider that deal.
08 Oct 2015 14:13:23
We just got Jepsen. We aren't trading a player who we desperately need in our bullpen.
06 Oct 2015 15:23:20
tor trade tulo and hutch
nym sydagaurd degroom
06 Oct 2015 22:27:48
The Mets are not nearly that stupid.
06 Oct 2015 02:57:28
Pirates trade: Melancon
Tigers trade: Moya, Kubitza, Griener
Tigers get their closer
Pirates get another outfielder that can platoon with polanco or trade polanco and stud pitcher and a catcher that fits their mold for catchers. May need to add a ptbnl
06 Oct 2015 16:43:07
I think the Pirates will end up trading Melancon, but I think they'll do better than this.
06 Oct 2015 22:28:46
Pittsburgh has three dynamic young OFs. The Bucs do not need Moya, or the other two guys.
06 Oct 2015 23:03:34
Can't say polanco is dynamic when he can't stay in the majors for a full season and personally I think he's only a platoon player. Nothing wrong with stocking up on players. I disagree that they don't need those three they could always use more pitching and a good defensive C
07 Oct 2015 23:42:31
Platoon player? Check the kid's age. He will be fine. Most guys are still in AA at his age.
05 Oct 2015 21:48:59
DET - SD - MIL
SP MATT GARZA (MIL)
RP CRAIG KIMBREL (SD)
SP MATT BOYD or KEVIN ZIOMEK (DET)
OF STEVEN MOYA (DET)
RP FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (MIL)
SS JEAN SEGURA (MIL)
SP JAMES SHIELDS (SD)
2016 COMP B PICK (1) (SD)
RP BRUCE RONDON (DET)
IF DIXON MACHADO (DET)
TIGERS add a back end of the rotation in Garza while the tigers can still go sign a SP in free agency and they also add the closer they need in kimbrel
PADRES add a young pick in either boyd or ziomek when both are good young pitchers and a young OF player who can play very similar to the departing Justin upton and also getting rodriguez who would replace kimbrel and be a reliable closer alongside benoit and also adding segura can help the middle of the infield
BREWERS add a pitcher who can be a true ACE for the team while they are in rebuilding mode and need a veteran pitcher to shields capabilities which they don't have and also adding a comp b draft pick (the compentative balance lottery picks can be traded but only once) and also add rondon who can be a good closer and a change of scenary may help and also adding machado can help and he along with their top prospect arcia who is a SS can compete for full time at SS
DET - LAA - ATL
RP MATT SHOEMAKER (LAA)
OF MICHAEL BOURN (ATL)
SP JULIO TEHERAN (ATL)
SP AUSTIN KUBITZA (DET)
RP KYLE RYAN (DET)
SP BUCK FARMER (DET)
IF ANDREW ROMINE (DET)
OF TYLER COLLINS (DET)
SP TYLER SKAGGS (LAA)
3B KALEB COWERT (LAA)
TIGERS add a bullpen pitcher who can make spot starts when needed and is from Michigan and they also get bourn who can replace rajai davis as the speedy baserunner and part time CF along with gose
ANGELS add Teheran who can help in the rotation and form a good rotation options with Teheran, weaver, Heaney, Richards, Santiago and prospect newcomb and also add kubitza whos brother is another prospect in the angels farm system and also ryan who don't throw hard but can be reliable
BRAVES add farmer who is from Georgia and can be put in the backend of the rotation, romine can help off the bench, Collins can replace bourn in the OF and then adding skaggs who recently had tommy john and should be ready by spring training and cowart who can have a better chance to start in ATL then LAA
DET - BOS - NYM
RP ADDISON REED (NYM)
IF BROCK HOLT (BOS)
SP KYLE LOBSTEIN (DET)
IF JEFRY MARTE (DET)
SP JACOB DEGROM (NYM)
IF GAVIN CECCHINI (NYM)
IF XANDER BOEGAERTS (BOS)
OF MID LEVEL PROSPECT (BOS)
SP SHANE GREENE (DET)
RP IAN KROL (DET)
TIGERS add another bullpen piece that can help and adding holt can help off the bench
REDSOX add lobstein who can be a useful bullpen piece that can make spot starts and marte who can play 1b/ss/3b and can make a move to the OF just like holt is but the main piece is getting degrom, who would help a horrible staff that lacks consistency and adding degrom would help that and also adding cecchini whos brother is also in the farm system and can be future teammates at SS and 3B
METS add bogaerts who can be the SS for the team while flores can move over to 2B since murphy is a free agent and a OF prospect to be named later and greene who is still young enough to get back on track and also krol who is another player who is young enough and can help the mets
SP CLIFF LEE
1 YEAR $15.00 M
($20.00 M PLAYER OPTION FOR 2ND YEAR)
($5.00 M INCENTIVES)
SP ZACK GRIENKE
5 YEAR $130.00 M
($20.00 M CLUB OPTION FOR 6TH YR)
RP NEFTALI FELIZ
1 YEAR $4.00 M
($1.00 M BUYOUT / $6.00 M CLUB OPTION FOR 2ND YR)
RP GREG HOLLAND
2 YEAR $10.00 M
(1ST YR: $2.50 M)
(2ND YR: $7.50 M)
(3RD YR: $10.00 M CLUB OPTION)
with him out for 2016 season, the tigers can sign him to a contract similar to what venters signed when he was out for 2015 but signed a 2 year deal
RP JOAKIM SORIA
2 YEAR $15.00 M
($5.00 M CLUB OPTION FOR 3RD YR)
C BRAYAN PENA
1 YEAR $2.00 M
($0.50 M BUYOUT / $3.00 M CLUB OPTION FOR 2ND YR)
IF MIKE AVILES
1 YEAR $2.50 M
($2.50 M CLUB OPTION)
OF JASON HEYWARD
6 YEARS $115.00 M
($10.00 M PLAYER OPTION FOR 7TH YR)
(EARLY OPT OUT AFTER 3RD YEAR)
CF: GOSE / BOURN
OF: BOURN / GOSE
SP5: NORRIS / LEE (*)
LR: SHOEMAKER / FULMER
MR1: WILSON / HARDY / REED
MR2: HARDY / WILSON / REED
(*) obviously Norris is in the rotation but if the tigers can get lee, Norris can be used as a 6th SP as lee may not be 100% but when healthy he can be helpful
1) LF HEYWARD. CF GOSE or BOURN
2) 2B KINSLER. 2B KINSLER
3) 1B CABRERA. 1B CABRERA
4) DH MARTINEZ. DH MARTINEZ
5) RF MARTINEZ. RF MARTINEZ
6) 3B CASTELLANOS. LF HEYWARD
7) C MCCANN. 3B CASTELLANOS
8) CF GOSE or BOURN. C MCCANN
9) SS IGLESIAS. SS IGLESIAS
05 Oct 2015 22:32:26
none of this will happen your lineup is so dang confusing and the trades are horrible cliff lee is done
06 Oct 2015 00:40:51
So none of the trades are that good and why are they all 3 team deals? The Brewers are rebuilding and getting Shields doesn't fit. Garza has been awful for the Brewers and I don't see that improving on another team. The Red Sox aren't trading Holt or Boegarts and the Mets aren't trading De Grom. Cliff Lee will not get 15 million next year. Maybe like 5 million with incentives. Grienke will get more than 130 over 5 years and Holland is not going to be non tendered or released. I also don't think the Tigers are going to throw money out like that.
06 Oct 2015 02:27:24
5/$130M is the exact same AAV Greinke is getting now. he'll opt out of that deal and get more than $30M a year.
But given how terrible this is, I wouldn't expect you to understand.
06 Oct 2015 17:12:59
Can you ever come up with a two team trade, your three team ones are a joke
06 Oct 2015 22:30:15
Bad. No way.
05 Oct 2015 19:47:15
PIRATES 2016 OFFSEASON:
Sign: SP Doug Fister: 1 year 10.5 million (get value back up with a team who makes pitchers great again)
Resign: SP JA Happ 1 year 7.5 million
Resign: RP Antonio Bastardo 2 year 8.5 million
Resign: Sean Rodriguez 2 year 8 million
Resign: RP Joe Blanton 1 year 2 million
PIT acquires: INF Phil Gosselin
ARZ acquires: SP Jeff Locke
Callup: SP Tyler Glasnow
1. Harrison 5
2. Polanco 9
3. McCutchen 8
4. Kang 6
5. Marte 7
6. Walker 4
7. Alvarez 3
8. Cervelli 2
1. Cole R
2. Liriano L
3. Fister R
4. Happ L
5. Glasnow R
05 Oct 2015 21:56:27
Fister isn't going to take a "rebuilding value" deal. he'll get a deal somewhere in the 3-4 year range at 12-16M AAV.
05 Oct 2015 22:05:44
My prediction: Melancon won't be in a Pirates uniform in 2016. The guy's arbitration costs are going to be monstrous and he'll be a free agent in 2017. don't be surprised if the Pirates trade him.
07 Oct 2015 02:09:48
Why trade for Gosslin if you aren't going to have him in the bigs?
05 Oct 2015 07:14:50
Re-sign Mike Leake - 4/85
Sign Jordan Zimmermann - 5/120
Re-sign Marlon Byrd - 1/5
Trade Angel Pagan for mid-level minor-leaguer.
Transition Kelby Tomlinson to OF (which is where he will play in Fall League)
2015 Lineup (projected batting order)
CF- Gregor Blanco
2B- Joe Panik
3B- Matt Duffy
C- Buster Posey
RF- Hunter Pence
1B- Brandon Belt
SS- Brandon Crawford
LF- Marlon Byrd/Kelby Tomlinson
C- Andrew Susac
2B- Ehire Adrianza
OF- Jarrett Parker
1- Madison Bumgarner
2- Jordan Zimmermann
3- Mike Leake
4- Jake Peavy
5- Matt Cain/Chris Heston
RHP- Yusmeiro Petit
LHP- Javier Lopez
RHP- George Kontos
LHP- Josh Osich
SU- Sergio Romo (RHP)
SU- Hunter Strickland (RHP)
CP- Santiago Casilla (RHP)
Not a ton of change aside from rotation, which needs a major upgrade. If Cain can find his touch again, he'll be the #5 starter, otherwise, Heston can try his hand again.
There you have it. Just my predictions.
05 Oct 2015 13:58:50
I do see them resigning Leake for that or slightly more amount. Zimmerman I'm not so sure about, I think other teams may offer more money and years. Byrd I can see resigning with them as well.
05 Oct 2015 14:11:57
Looks good, but I don't think they would get anything for Pagan as of now, and I think they are likely to keep him. He had a good September, and I think they are happy with that and want him for the final year of his contract. With that, I don't think they bring back Byrd or Aoki, so that Parker and Williamson can take some at bats this season.
05 Oct 2015 15:02:14
Parker and Williamson would have to prove they can hold that role everyday. Bring back Byrd would allow them to give those two some chances with a safe guard if it fails.
As far as Pagan is concerned, clear some salary, take anything back. I don't care if that's all his trade would be good for.
05 Oct 2015 15:10:28
I think Byrd will get more than that
05 Oct 2015 15:41:41
Love all of these moves, but with affeldt retiring I'd like to see them pick up a buy low lefty for the pen someone similar to what he has done for them, as for Byrd since he was so close to reaching the PA necessary to make sure his contract was 8M for next year and the Giants stopped him from getting it I'd assume they need to offer him a 2 year deal or 1 year and more than 8M
05 Oct 2015 21:52:59
PiratesFan, Byrd's option is $8M. It didn't vest. At 38, I can't imagine very many teams will give him more than $5-6M, especially since he'll be a platoon player at best.
05 Oct 2015 21:54:50
Clark, Giants' 'pen will be full of guys with experience. Osich has been outstanding and has probably solidified his place in that bullpen. I can't imagine Bochy will want to carry 3 lefties in the 'pen. Although I could see them grab a couple guys on minor-league contracts, I guess.
06 Oct 2015 22:32:24
Not bad, but you may need more additions. It's an even year (2016). The Giants are due to win the World Series.
07 Oct 2015 01:23:33
LBF, they'll certainly go for 2 starters, likely a front-line guy and middle-rotation guy.
Bochy also said the other day he wants to address some bullpen issues. Perhaps a solid closer and move Casilla or Romo to a less impact role?
Offensively, I think they should be fine so long as everyone is healthy. Hopefully the emergence of Jarrett Parker late in the season can buy them some depth in the outfield. Maybe more middle-infield depth.
It's an even year. maybe bring in Torii Hunter and get him a WS victory.
05 Oct 2015 04:40:28
Angels / Rockies
Angels get CarGo + Reyes (Rox pay a portion of contract)
Rockies get Calhoun + Wilson + Aybar
05 Oct 2015 14:06:11
I really don't see this happening. Its not a good trade. The Rockies are going to want top prospects in return for Cargo. Like they got with Tulo. Cargo and Reyes will probably not be traded together.
05 Oct 2015 21:57:16
Consider what the Brewers got for Carlos Gomez, multiply it by 3. that's what the Rockies will want. the Angels don't have that.
06 Oct 2015 22:32:43
05 Oct 2015 03:49:53
Rays and Angels trade:
Angels get Kevin Kiermaier ( great defensive outfielder and would compliment Trout out in the outfield)
Rays get pitching prospect Sean Newcomb
05 Oct 2015 19:53:43
Kiermaier is not needed by the Angels and is really worth more than just Newcomb in my opinion, as he is an incredible defender and really one of the ton players on the Rays this year
05 Oct 2015 03:44:39
Yankees and Rays trade:
Yankees get Evan Longoria- Great Defensive Player and good Offensive player.
Rays get: Jorge Mateo, Gary Sanchez, and Chase Headley.
Rays need a long term catcher and a solid Shortstop
While the Yankees need another star in their lineup and they can afford Longo since he has a team friendly contract.
05 Oct 2015 14:07:25
Don't see it happening. Rays and Yankees aren't going to trade with each being Division Rivals and all.
06 Oct 2015 22:33:16
Nah. Rays will keep Longo.
05 Oct 2015 03:33:47
Yankees and Rockies trade:
Yankees get D.J LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez.
Rockies get 3 prospects-Jorge Mateo, Robert Refsnyder, and Ian Clarkin.
05 Oct 2015 14:08:16
Quite frankly I see the Rockies hanging up laughing at this offer. They will want more for Cargo.
06 Oct 2015 22:33:39
Frank, I want some of what you are drinking, buddy.
04 Oct 2015 19:59:57
Sign Fister 1/11
If Holland is non tendered sign 2/12 incentive laden deal
Trade Moya and machado to San Diego for Kimbrel
04 Oct 2015 23:48:30
All of them except the last one are kind of realistic, as those 2 couldn't get Kimbrel.
05 Oct 2015 03:31:40
I was thinking about adding more but I got blasted for giving too much for him
05 Oct 2015 06:50:29
San Diego will want a lot more for Kimbrel.
05 Oct 2015 14:14:11
Fister is going to sign a bigger contract than that and for more years. If your talking about Greg Holland the Royals closer, he'll be out for next year with TJ surgery. I don't think they would just non-tender him after all he's done for them. And that trade for Kimbrel is just awful.
05 Oct 2015 22:35:04
If I'm fister I sign a 1 year prove yourself deal then sign a huge contract next year. No way royals keep a guy and pay him 10M plus to not play they don't have the money for thag
06 Oct 2015 00:43:50
who said the he will definitely make 10 million next year.
06 Oct 2015 16:45:17
Holland made $8.25M this year, he's going to make closer to 12 or 13M after arbitration this year.
04 Oct 2015 17:53:09
Detroit Tigers Offseason:
Aroldis Chapman (CIN)
Miguel Montero (CHC)
Ivan DeJesus Jr. (CIN)
Anibal Sanchez (DET)
Tony Cingrani (CIN)
Al Alburquerque (DET)
Steven Moya (DET)
Bruce Rondon (DET)
Dixon Machado (DET)
Arismendy Alcantara (CHC)
Willson Contereras (CHC)
Detroit gets a superstar closer, a utility player, and eats a contract to help the Cubs make the trade while getting a new backup catcher. The Cubs get a #3 for behind Arrieta and Lester, and two relievers. The Reds take three prospects from the Tigers who have good value and are not needed in Detroit, and two more prospects from the Cubs
Trade with TB:
Tigers dump some salary with an aging player and a backup infielder for a solid back of the rotation starter, a young middle infielder, and two young relievers
Detroit gets rid of a pair of underwhelming young guys from the Dowmbrowski era and a prospect for a 3/4 starter and two young relief prospects
Sign RF Jason Heyward (8 years/200M)
Provides Detroit with a top of the order lefty and a defensive wizard in the vast right-center field of Comerica Park (JD would move back to LF)
Sign SP Mike Leake (5 years/60M)
Leake could be a good number 2 pitcher for the Tigers slot after Verlander in the rotation
Sign DH/1B Adam Lind (2 years/11M)
A younger DH/1B to replace Martinez after the trade who is also a lefty bat for the middle of the order
Sign Darren O'Day (2 years/12M)
A good setup-man to further aid the Tigers bullpen
2B Ian Kinsler (R)
RF Jason Heyward (L)
1B Miguel Cabrera (R)
LF J.D. Martinez (R)
DH Adam Lind (L)
3B Nick Castellanos (R)
C James McCann (R)
SS Jose Iglesias (R)
CF Anthony Gose (L)
C Miguel Montero (L)
UT Ivan DeJesus Jr. (R)
IF Tim Beckham (R)
OF Tyler Collins (L) or OF Wynton Bernard (R)
Justin Verlander (R)
Mike Leake (R)
Daniel Norris (L)
Joe Kelly (R)
Erasmo Ramirez (R)
CL - Aroldis Chapman (L)
SU - Darren O'Day (R)
SU - Alex Wilson (R)
MR - Drew VerHagen (R)
MR - Blaine Hardy (L)
MR - Andrew Bellatti (R) or Heath Hembree (R) or Jose Valdez (R)
LR - Enny Romero (L) or Edwin Escobar (L) or Matt Boyd (L)
This sets up the Tigers with a stellar lineup and strong bench as well as a good defense for Comerica Park. The rotation also looks good (and fairly young still) as a result of the trades and free agency. The backend of the bullpen looks much stronger with Chapman and O'Day, the middle relief is made up of the guys who impressed this year and the last two spots can be decided based on who impresses the most in spring training out of the good young guys the Tigers acquire and other young guys in the system with some good upside.
05 Oct 2015 06:53:43
Leake will sign for significantly more than $12M AAV. Try closer to 18-22M.
05 Oct 2015 13:56:20
Joe Kelly has not been very good at all his analytics are not very good. Jason Hayward is going to get more money then you are offering him. Leake is not a number 2 in any rotation and he is injury prone. As a whole I do not like this off season.
05 Oct 2015 15:06:24
Totellthrtruth, Leake has had an incredible bill of health in his career. Lowest amount of starts was his rookie year at 22. How is he injury prone? He missed 2-3 starts this year, and that was it
06 Oct 2015 18:44:37
Why is it. That people want to fleece the Reds with minimal in return. Get serious with your prospects. The Tigers Prospects are not that great
04 Oct 2015 17:44:01
Marlins get: Cody Asche
Phillies get: Jarred Cosart
04 Oct 2015 23:49:24
Ashe is probably a bench bat at best, as Cossart is a solid #3 when healthy, as Marlins have a crowded outfield and Prado and Dietrich at third.
03 Oct 2015 05:40:05
3 trades and a few free agent signings for the tigers to help the team in 2016
TRADE 1 (DET - MIL - SEA)
- TIGERS GETS:
SP M. GARZA + '16 COMP. B PICK (4) (MIL)
SP T. PIKE + 1B M. TRUMBO (SEA)
- BREWERS GETS:
SP J. PAXTON + C M. ZUNINO (SEA)
SP M. BOYD + OF T. COLLINS (DET)
- MARINERS GETS:
1B V. MARTINEZ (DET)
C J. LUCROY (MIL)
TIGERS add a much needed starter that can be as high as the 2nd SP if needed if sanchez continues to struggle and if Norris ain't ready to be a #2 starter or #3 starter, also a draft pick that can be used to help their poor farm system and also a former top 5 mariners prospect in pike that can help even out of the bullpen next year and also Trumbo who can help in the power department and give miggy more time at DH since Trumbo is above .990 fielding % at 1B which can help
BREWERS add a young pitcher in Paxton to replace Garza in the rotation and also zunino who can be a great hitter but is a good defender already and a change of scenary can help him and also adding another young pitcher in boyd who can help in the rotation for the brewers as they are in rebuilding mode and also adding Collins who can be a starter alongside braun and davis since gomez is gone or even split time with Santana in CF and this trade has low cost high reward potential
MARINERS add 2 good bats to the lineup and with Martinez, a player who rarely has more strikeouts then walks and can help a young team and also adding lucroy who can be the starting catcher since the mariners could be growing old of zunino who hits under what they need but is a good defender
TRADE 2 (DET - OAK - ATL)
- TIGERS GETS:
RP S. DOOLITTLE + '16 COMP. A PICK (2) (OAK)
OF M. BOURN or C. MAYBIN (ATL)
- ATHLETICS GETS:
SP J. TEHERAN (ATL)
2B I. KINSLER (DET)
- BRAVES GETS:
SP B. FARMER + RP K. RYAN + IF J. MARTE (DET)
SP S. MANAEA + OF J. BRUGMAN (OAK)
TIGERS add another much needed bullpen pitcher who can be a good addition for the tigers and add another draft pick to help their horrible prospect ranking and add a 4th OF in whoever the braves would want to get rid of
ATHLETICS add a young pitcher who can be added to a strong young pitching staff with gray, griffin and parker and be the AL version of the METS with a strong young pitching staff and also add kinsler who can be the 2B with sogard and semien splitting time at SS and also reunite with ron Washington (whos OAK 3rd base coach)
BRAVES add young pitching with farmer whos from Georgia and can be a useful piece and be a good 5th SP and a change of scenery can help farmer and add a RP in ryan who doesn't throw fast but is a decent ground ball pitcher that can help out of the bullpen and also add marte who is a reliable piece to the braves bench and backup 2B/SS/3B and they also add manaea who was traded to the a's from the royals in the zobrist deal and brugman who is a decent hitting prospect
TRADE 3 (DET - SD - BOS)
RP C. KIMBREL (SD)
OF B. HOLT (BOS)
RP B. HARDY + RP B. RONDON + OF S. MOYA (DET)
SP J. KELLY + IF X. BOEGARTS (BOS)
SP S. GREENE + IF A. ROMINE (DET)
SP J. SHIELDS (SD)
TIGERS add a closer that can shut down opponents and be something the tigers haven't had in a long time (reliable closer) and also adding holt who can play everywhere (played at least 100 innings at every position but catcher and pitcher) which is something the tigers need
PADRES add hardy who is a good RP which (other then Wilson) has been the tigers best RP and also rondon who is warming out his welcome in Detroit so being traded is the best thing for him (rondon and benoit can pitch well together) and moya who can replace upton in the OF and also adding Kelly who hasn't pitched well for the redsox but being from California, that could help him out and the fact he's only 27 and also adding boegaerts who can instantly be the SS
REDSOX add greene who just like Kelly was traded with high hopes but with a change of scenery, can help him out and also romine can be just like a holt for the redsox and also adding shields would be the reason for this whole trade for the redsox and since they need a true ACE for the team
SP Y. GALLARDO or J. ZIMMERMAN
RP N. FELIZ
RP J. SORIA
C B. PENA
IF B. ZOBRIST
OF J. HEYWARD
C: J. MCCANN
1B: M. CABRERA / M. TRUMBO
2B: B. ZOBRIST
SS: J. IGLESIAS
3B: N. CASTELLANOS
LF: J. HEYWARD
CF: A. GOSE / M. BOURN or C. MAYBIN
RF: J. MARTINEZ
DH: M. TRUMBO / M. CABRERA
C: B. PENA (C/1B)
IF: D. MACHADO (2B/SS/3B)
OF: M. BOURN or C. MAYBIN / A. GOSE (OF)
U: B. HOLT (2B/SS/3B/OF)
1) CF A. GOSE / M. BOURN or C. MAYBIN
2) LF J. HEYWARD
3) 1B/DH M. CABRERA
4) RF J. MARTINEZ
5) DH/1B M. TRUMBO
6) 3B N. CASTELLANOS
7) C J. MCCANN
8) 2B B. ZOBRIST
9) SS J. IGLESIAS
SP1: Y. GALLARDO or J. ZIMMERMAN
SP2: J. VERLANDER
SP3: A. SANCHEZ
SP4: M. GARZA
SP5: D. NORRIS
LR: K. LOBSTEIN / M. FULMER / D. VERHAGEN
MR1: A. WILSON
MR2: A. ALBURQUERQUE
MR3: N. FELIZ
SU1: S. DOOLITTLE
SU2: J. SORIA
CL: C. KIMBREL
sorry for a long post but I always wanted to write why I put trades up there, I know many would disagree, that's what this site is about, fans of the game putting up their own trade ideas and some people like or dislike what gets put on here but every trade I put up here and the free agent signings, makes sense to the tigers as they need pitching badly. THANKS FOR READING
04 Oct 2015 15:45:18
That is a lot of wishing, Cookie. Too much. Way too much. Most of your trades are lop-sided.
04 Oct 2015 16:25:50
Yeah I have to agree. There is no way the Sox trade bogey after the season he just had. And I'm hoping that we get a much better ace then Sheilds.
04 Oct 2015 17:55:42
I like the free agent signings, but the trades aren't close to likely
04 Oct 2015 21:50:40
So what exactly is Boston getting for Bogaerts? Seems like nothing to me after the year he just had and what his potential is going forward. He would only be traded for a true young ace at this point. Horrible trade.
04 Oct 2015 23:02:43
You can't trade draft picks is baseball. And even if you could, no way Detroit gets 2 top ones for those guys.
05 Oct 2015 06:14:30
carl, you can trade picks that are compensatory draft picks is what I think its called. look it up and it should help to show what teams can trade a pick butbonce that pick is traded, it can't be traded again so its a one time thing
05 Oct 2015 06:59:30
Every one of these trades are horrendous.
But I do find the fact that you think Matt Garza could be a #2 absolutely hilarious. The guy shouldn't even be a long-reliever, much less a starter.
Also, why the hell would the Brewers give up Lucroy for Zunino and a highly overrated lefty (Paxton)?
I don't even know if the Mariners could get Garza for Zunino.
30 Sep 2015 02:10:31
I Finally Found The Perfect Solution For My 2016 New York Yankees & Here It Is.:
Sign David Price, Johnny Cueto, Yoenis Cespedes & Howie Kendrick as Free Agents
Resign Dustin Ackley as a Free Agent
Trade Adam Warren, Chris Martin, Carlos Beltran, Jorge Mateo, Dustin Fowler & Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres for Craig Kimbrel
Trade Ivan Nova, Chasen Shreve, Nick Goody, Austin Romine, Caleb Cotham & Diego Moreno to the Miami Marlins for Carter Capps
Name Paul O'Neill the Bench Coach
Name Mariano Rivera the Bullpen Coach
Name Tino Martinez the First Base Coach
Name Derek Jeter the Fielding Instructor
Name Jorge Posada the Catching Instructor
1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
2. 2B Howie Kendrick
3. 1B Mark Teixeira
4. RF Yoenis Cespedes
5. C Brian McCann
6. DH Alex Rodriguez
7. 3B Chase Headley
8. SS Didi Gregorious
9. LF Brett Gardner
John Ryan Murphy
1. David Price
2. Johnny Cueto
3. C.C. Sabathia
4. Michael Pineda
5. Masahiro Tanaka or Jeff Samardzija
Long/Middle Reliever Nathan Eovaldi
Long/Middle Reliever Luis Severino
Middle Reliever Justin Wilson
Middle Reliever Carter Capps
Middle Reliever Andrew Miller
Setup Man Dellin Betances
Closer Craig Kimbrel
Bench Coach-Paul O'Neill
Pitching Coach-Larry Rothschild
Bullpen Coach-Mariano Rivera
Hitting Coaches-Jeff Pentland & Alan Cockrell
First Base Coach-Tino Martinez
Third Base Coach-Joe Espada
They Would Only Sign Jeff Samardzija Via Free Agency If Masahiro Tanaka Has To Undergo Tommy John Surgery & Miss All Of 2016, Unless Someone Injects A Stem Cell Into His Pitching Elbow So That It Seals Up That Partial Tear Like Glue.
Our Front Office Can Indeed Afford To Get Everything Done & They Have Always Been Able To Afford To Get Everything Done Since George Steinbrenner First Bought The Team Back In 1973.
I Know That There Is A Way That They Can Get Everything Done.
30 Sep 2015 09:02:09
Doesn't it get tiring capitalizing the first letter of every word?
30 Sep 2015 21:45:45
I finally have a solution to your posts. STOP DRINKING
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