Re: Cleveland trades Choo to Reds
posted at 12/12/2012 1:18 AM EST
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From a FanGraphs chat on Tuesday evening:
10:07 [ Comment From Brian Brian: ] All things considered, who should have more trade value: Choo or Ellsbury? Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:07 Brian 10:08 Jeff Zimmerman: Choo for one year. You need him in the field for that year. Ells has more talent, but the health is a problem. Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:08 Jeff Zimmerman 10:08 Chris Cwik: Choo is coming off the better year. Both players are free agents after this season. I think it's pretty even, but more teams prefer Choo for one season, I would think. Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:08 Chris Cwik 10:09 Paul Swydan: Last five years, Choo has been more consistent. But he's also a year older. So it's a great question. With defense included, maybe Ellsbury. But I just have no idea how to project Ellsbury's bat at this point. [/QUOTE]
I think the Reds might have preferred Ellsbury, but I dont think the teams' needs matched well enough to make the deal. The Sox need SP, and the Reds arent giving that up.
The Sox didnt match up with KC either. Both KC and Cinci need pitching, or cant afford to give it up, like the Sox...If they can find a team that needs a CF/ leadoff hitter and can afford to give up some pitching, then were in business. If Ells gets traded it wont be until Jan/Feb IMO.
Actually, we are one of the few teams that can afford to trade pitching, because we are one of the very few teams that can afford to replenish and add to our staff via this over-priced FA season.
Not many teams can afford to spend so much and not go over the luxury tax limit.
I would think that with the Dodger signing, the rest of the FA pitchers should start to move pretty soon. It does look like teams with money have the advantage right now and the Sox are definitely one of the front runners.