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Vottomatic
05-10-2010, 06:07 AM
Got this off of ORG. They are currently discussing trading for LF/CFer David Dejesus of the KC Royals. Lots of people over there like the trade. What do you think?

Dude is 30 years old. Comes with a $4.7M salary. Career OBP of .357. They're looking at him as a leadoff upgrade with his OBP. Supposedly plays good D too. Royals are currently in last place in their division.

Cleveland is in 2nd to last place in the same division as the Royals, and are 8.5 games out behind the Twins who have the 2nd best winning percentage in all of baseball. Chin-Soo Hoo (LFer) has a career OBP of .390 and stole 21 bases last year. Turns 28 in July. .298 career batting average. Last year was his first year playing over 140 games though. Still making less than $500,000 per year. OBP makes him a good leadoff candidate.

For starting pitching, see if you can steal John Danks away from the the struggling White Sox with a big package of prospects and maybe Bailey or Cueto. We need legit candidates for #1 starters and Bailey and Cueto aren't cutting it, and Chapman is not ready for primetime. Danks still makes less than $500,000.

Griffey012
05-10-2010, 10:58 AM
Got this off of ORG. They are currently discussing trading for LF/CFer David Dejesus of the KC Royals. Lots of people over there like the trade. What do you think?

Dude is 30 years old. Comes with a $4.7M salary. Career OBP of .357. They're looking at him as a leadoff upgrade with his OBP. Supposedly plays good D too. Royals are currently in last place in their division.

Cleveland is in 2nd to last place in the same division as the Royals, and are 8.5 games out behind the Twins who have the 2nd best winning percentage in all of baseball. Chin-Soo Hoo (LFer) has a career OBP of .390 and stole 21 bases last year. Turns 28 in July. .298 career batting average. Last year was his first year playing over 140 games though. Still making less than $500,000 per year. OBP makes him a good leadoff candidate.

For starting pitching, see if you can steal John Danks away from the the struggling White Sox with a big package of prospects and maybe Bailey or Cueto. We need legit candidates for #1 starters and Bailey and Cueto aren't cutting it, and Chapman is not ready for primetime. Danks still makes less than $500,000.

I can see DeJesus as a legit target and immediate upgrade in the leadoff spot. He would be a bit of a downgrade defensively, but probably not by an overwhelming margin. Shouldn't take a ton to acquire him either. Maybe a B level prospect and someone in low A.

As far as Danks, no way anyone touches him. He is a potential TOR pitcher and just turned 25.

Same with Choo, he would be more likely to get because of his older age, but still don't think a team touches his talent at 500k.