Re: Why not trade for Asdrubal Cabrera?
posted at 11/7/2012 2:39 PM EST
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
In response to boborielly224's comment:
In response to mvpyouk20's comment:
Indians are trying to move him. I know he isn't the best fielder out there but he is a very good hitter. He is owned 16.5 million or so in the next two years (6.5 in 2013 and 10 in 2014). No that bad really. He is the only Indian player I would trade for out of the 4 players they are offering.
Other options for trades are LF, Morse from Wsh. and Alex Gordon from KC.
The nats are looking for a center fielder for harper can move to LF. The nats could be interested in player like Ellsbury. Morse can also play 1B this would be helpful for interleague play with the national league.
Also Alex Gordon (10.5 mill per season for 3 yrs.) could be a possible trade for the sox in LF this will be OK for sox w/o trading Ellsbury.
Ellsbury trade for me would be to get some help in the bullpen is my first option. Bailey is a rightie and we could use good leftie closer also.
I would personally keep Iglesias and Ciriaco for the SS position. We need Ciriaco backing up the infield just incase that unfortunate word happens injury.
With Francona as Cleveland manager interesting things may happen with the Sox and Indians
Also closer Marmol from the Cubs is also on the block but he is a right hand closer.
Somebody read Gordon Edes column on ESPNBoston, regarding Morse and Gordon.
Personally I'd do back flips if the Sox were able to acquire Gordon and Morse to fill 2 of their line-up holes. Plus one of the pitchers that Edes suggests would be good also, although I'm not crazy about acquiring Lee.
How many teams have both a LH and RH Closer?? I'd say ZERO! The Sox are fortunate to have multiple LHP in their bullpen now with Miller, Hill, Breslow and Morales.
Marmol was on the block for an established top of the rotation pitcher in Haren...plus the Cubs backed off in the end.
I agree with you that Cleveland and Boston might be good trade partners as the Indians have Shin-soo Choo who would look good in RF at Fenway for the Sox.
Imagine this line-up:
- CF Ellsbury
- 2B Pedroia
- DH Ortiz
- 1B Morse
- RF Choo
- 3B Middlebrooks
- LF Gordon
- C Salt
- SS Iglesias
- J Johnson/Haren/McCarthy
So much for a bridge year!
Oh, and to get this line-up, expect the Sox to relinguish a good segment of prospects...and some names we may not be happy with giving up.
You are right i was reading that article and trying to find some outside opinions. I just need to learn that cut paste and other computer limbo . Should be interesting to see if Cherington is willing to gamble on big trade to get help with the pitching. When it comes to baseball pitching will take a team far into the post season, similar to hockey a goaltender can take a team far also.