Re: Rays picked up option on Shield
posted at 11/2/2012 4:22 PM EDT
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Why would the Rays take basically the same contract, money wise, for a CF'er? If they wanted Lavarnway and a lesser prospect with a high ceiling, Id be Ok with it. They cant ask for too much and be realistic about it since its only for one year.
They won't take Ellsbury for Shields even with BJ Upton gone. They have Jennings, Joyce, Zobrist, and others to play OF next year. They need a C, SS, &1Bman. We have good prospects at each position, but some here think trading within the division is against the rules or something.
In support of the idea, TB loves comp picks more than we do. If we paid part of Ellsbury's deal and included Lava or maybe Travis Shaw (Gomez or Sands?), maybe they might think about it.
I think most are against it because it will def cost much more to deal within the division. Im for it if the price is right though. I dont want to give up the farm for one year though...
Shields has two team options left, but not sure if 2014 is eliminated if he's traded. If he is moved, teams will be lining up for him, but again, the odds they would ever consider trading him to a division rival are less than 1% in my opinion. The Rays plan on contending next year in the AL east. Why would they ever consider upgrading a rival unless they felt the trade was ridiculously lopsided? The Jays said they liked the Sox package for Halladay better than what Philly offered, but they weren't trading him within division. Contending teams just don't trade top of the rotation pitchers to rivals.
Your right , it is 2 options. My point was exactly what you said. It would cost the Sox the farm for Tampa to agree to a trade within the division...