Re: Deep enough for ya Stffy & Bill-69?
posted at 4/26/2013 1:35 PM EDT
Bill and Softy are dead-on. NOW is the time to unload these people who are producing. Their trade value is high and we should get what we can get for them.
First to go should be Ortiz. The guy is batting over .500 and starting to get his swing. He has a history of clutch hitting and playoff experience. Some contender should be willing to pay dearly for him in terms of prospects.
Next up: Buch. Dump him. He's 5-0 and there's no way he can continue with an undefeated season. His trade value will never be higher than it is right now. He would probably net us a couple of AA pitching prospects or maybe a young #4-5 pitcher.
Next: Lester, lefty, 4-0 with a low ERA. Again, high trade value right now. Since Lester is a lefty, if Ben plays his cards right we may be able to get a couple AAA prospects for him, or maybe even on decent #3 who has room for improvement.
Nava. Changed his step a bit and is now hitting for more power. Has a low $ contract. We can certainly get some decent prospects for him.
Ellsbury: His "reverse pivot" swing and bad arm obscure the fact that he's got great speed in the OF and on the bases. He's proven he'd make a great leadoff hitter for some team who'd pay dearly for him - and those teams are there! Let's fleece some team who thinks they need one of the best players in the game by trading him for ...more prospects!
Victorino - Great clubhouse guy who's putting up respectable numbers as the #2 hitter and is playing RF like he was born to do it. Also has a great arm. This is a guy we should be looking to unload while we can do it. He's getting older so he probably isn't going to get any better. Trade him NOW! We may be able to get a couple of AA prospects for him.
Pedroia - MVP candidate who plays stellar defense and is a great clubhouse presence. Unfortunately he's getting older too, so dump him now too.
What this team really needs is a group of minor league players whom the FO can pay peanuts to play and have room for improvement. Then when they start to improve and their trade value gets high... we can trade them for MORE PROSPECTS!
This team as constructed is proving they can win which gives each of them high trade value RIGHT NOW. I smell a BLOCKBUSTER coming.. don't you, Bill?
I apoklogize for the rant. Some of these posters and their cockamamie ideas are getting under my skin.