Re: Trade idea that I know will be shot down
posted at 11/13/2012 1:42 AM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
Shot down? That's not even strong enough.
A guy coming off surgery with a lot of money left and a guy with an obviously bad attitude for a positive clubhouse guy, and solid OF bat. Oh, plus a swap of minor leaguers.
I won't be a d!ck, but in no way, shape or form, would this make any kind of sense, at all, for the Dodgers. Not even with magic making decisions.
Lackey needs to prove he's healthy, and prove he's productive before anyone would consider even taking his contract...nevermind sending anything in return.
Just an opinion, but I'd go the other way on this one and say there is no way the "Sox" consider this deal, while the Dodgers would drive Eithier to the airport. Here's why:
I think the Dodgers would love to get rid of the Ethier contract (the Sox wouldn't take it) and plug a Tori Hunter type in right. For a guy who has 5 years and about 80 million dollars left on his deal, he shouldn't be on the bench against left handers. Well, actually he should.
Lackey was healthy at the end of last year and said it was "the best he's felt in years." His remaining contract, approximately 3yrs/34 million is now more than reasonable and he's a year removed from TJ surgery. The Dodgers are looking for pitching and have money to burn.
Aceves, like Lackey, may not be a fan favorite, but he's got great stuff and a rubber arm. He has some value. I don't think the Sox would trade Lackey straight up for Ethier, while the Dodgers would in a second. Just an opinion...
I'm with you on this one.Ethier basically has the same stats as Ross had last year. 22 HRs and a .267 v 20 HRs and a .284. Ethier has averaged 141 games over the past three years, strictly a platoon player-I'm not seeing anything there that makes him a must-have. Lackey is not a horrible contract at $31M/3. You wouldn't mind getting rid of it, but not so much that I would take $84M/5 back, for someone that is slightly above average.
I actually think Lackey will do good this year. I say 14 wins.