Re: Players Sox need to pursue via trade
posted at 10/18/2011 2:18 PM EDT
Why not leverage the value of Kevin Youkilis to get a good starting pitcher? . the young talent Will Middlebrooks is ready to play in the big leagues. Jose Iglesias also. It is true that Jose needs to develop more batting but with the rest of the offense the Red Sox, can be given the opportunity to both (Middlebrooks and Iglesias). In change to that...
3B Youkilis (33 next season) can be traded for pitchers who are free agents after the 2012 season. And will be available in July.
Some options may be
Cole Hamels (29)
The Phillies have Placido Polanco in his last contract year, with 37 years of age.And Kevin Youkilis with a prospectus and a minor leaguer in exchange for Cole Hamels can be a tentative offer for the Phillies. Kevin Youkilis can replace Placido Polanco at third base and the injury of Ryan Howard for the rest of next season, Youkilis can play first.
The Angels third baseman is Maicer Izturis (free agent after the season 2012).For the Angels would like to change a power player. Kevin Youkilis would be a good option for them. Dan Haren is also good option for Boston
Zack Greinke (28)
The Milwaukee Brewers have Jerry Hairston Jr. at third. Not as good as Youkilis, but with this trade, the Brewers could use Kevin Youkilis at first base to replace Prince Fielder (free agent after the World Series, 2011). And having money available to sign for Jose Reyes. Kevin Youkilis with a good prospect is good deal
Matt Cain (28)
The Giants have Pablo Sandoval who can play third or first base. If Pablo plays first, there will be no third base. If Pablo plays third, there will be no first baseman.Youkilis has more skill to play Sandoval first. And this would be perfect conbinacion. Should take a day off to one of the two, the other will be available to play the vacancy left
Any pitcher of these give the Red Sox one of the best rotations in all major leagues. Just thinking:
-Lester -Beckett - [Hamels / Haren / Greinke / Cainn] - Buchholz and Lackey
Dice-K available to trade
So, True. On the infield you have Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Dustin Pedroia (2B), Jose Iglesias