Re: Career OPS
posted at 11/19/2012 5:43 PM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Ben and the A's won't even be discussing Anderson.
VMart will be in his mid thiries and is coming off missed year on a 2 year contract that costs about 26 million, They just signed old man Hunter. They arleady have Fielder and Miggy and their catchers are settled.
Is it possible that they would trade VMart to the Red Sox for prospects not named Bradley, Bogearts, Barnes, De La Roasa, Webster, Bretnz and Swihart? You betcha!
Is it probable, not, which is why have all the feasible options listed.
The Tigers were supposed to do it this year. That didn't happen. Their OF and team defense and pitching depth isn't anything to write home about. They have Miggy, Fielder and Verlander and a couple of decent starters, which means they are contenders. However, the Tigers being a 2013 bust would not suprise me. They've been there and done that.
Right, so clearly their plan should be to unload good players for scraps. That will dig the out of the doldrums!!
Looking at their roster, neither Martinez nor Hunter are going to drag that team down financially. And, you repeatedly keep ignoring the incredibly obvious point that Cabrera moved to 3B to accomodate Martienz at 1B. They did not move Cabrera over to 3B until AFTER Martinez was injured. This plan was in the works and his injury did nothing to derail it. In fact, VMart's injury CAUSED it, as it lead to signing Fielder.
I think Detroit SHOULD move Martinez, move Cabrera to 1B, Peralta to 3B and get a #$%#$ shortstop for once. But they are not going to. And I also would bet they are not nearly as disappointed with being World Series also-rans as you seem to think they should be.
Love to have VMart at 1B. Not going to happen.
And, per your rules, this can no longer be discussed without explicit details that go well beyond "farm scraps."