In response to ImagydSportsBos' comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
ok moon-me, let me get this straight.. u wouldnt trade owens and barnes right now straight up for the master? if he were a baker, he would b a master Baker. thats how good he's been. what are we pittsburgh> u know how many barnes and henry owens turn out to b busts with time? master was lights out in the bullpen, remember that? could have solved our closa issues if not as a starter. u hook him up with a farrel and nieves, u dont think he's realizing his potential. geez, we aint talking about Jesse Owens here, talking Henry. how has the webster worked out? seems like s mean featured words are WALK and BALL! looked like a cant-miss as well. bok is still open on B and O, not about to crown them yet!
Actually, I would not trade just Owens for masterson right now. Forget Barnes.
Masterson is a FA after next year. We can sign him then and have all 3.
1.7 years of Masterson is not equal to many many years of Owens and Barnes. Yes, they may both turn out to be busts, but then again, masterson may repeat his 2012 numbers the rest of this year and next: 11-15 4.93 (1.454 WHIP). Or, he may repeat his 2010 numbers: 6-13 4.70 (1.500), or his 2009 season, or ....
The guy is hot and cold. You chose this current hot streak and assume this is who he is, has been, and will be. I'll take the two young studs with higher upside and about 15 years of team control between them. You can have the 1.7 years of the inconsistent Masterson.
(I'm not saying I wouldn't take Masterson over Doubront right now, but I wouldn't trade 2 of our best pitcvhing prospects for him.)
thatsnice, but thats the master baker's going rate right now. also, meant if all things were relatively equal, meaning if we had a window to extend the master before finalizing the trade and what not... u have no clue how these 2 prospects will turn out. master's overall work shows he can bake in the majors. worse case scenario, u can always throw him back in the bullpen.. he's the anti-bard (not bard to the bone).. very valuable guy. plus with his frame and delivery , i dont c him suffering arm issues anytime soon.
Actually, mastersons' work shows he's more likely to have a bad or average year than a good one.
Stop this 'all things equal" nonsense. I said i wouldn't trade Owens and Barnes for Masterson right now, and of course that is based on years of team control. If it was based on just the next 1.7 years, then of course, I'll take the guy that will be in MLB not on the farm.
No GM would trade Owens and barnes straight up for Masterson right now, even if they were one good pitcher away from being a strong contender.