Originally posted by Redny
No, not Schmidt because his strikeout potential is huge, try to get him to take Vazquez,Ortiz, Benson, or Lilly . Also regarding starters available, I would look at Mays. His numbers from 2001 are closer to what he will do this year.
After looking at at both of their stats, that was the same thing I was thinking. I was also going to attempt to trade Vazquez for Tim Hudson after this deal, but I'll probably back off that one. I like Schmidt a lot this year. I think he'll thrive in the #1 spot for SF. Heard this morning that Vazquez is injured (groin) so that may hurt my chances of trading him...also heard that BOS was interested in trading for him (offering Hillenbrand and Fossum), and a move to the AL would definately improve Vazquez's win total, but because of his high BAA, he might struggle over in the AL. I'll try Vazquez and see what happens. The other owner has Giambi, Thome, and Palmeiro and even though he can use them as utility players, he is looking to move one to upgrade pitching, so maybe it'll work. Nonetheless, it helps having The Unit and Prior, I expect those two will dominate in K's, having Schmidt only further adds my expected lead there.
I'll get back on the development after I talk to the owner about it. Thanks for your advice RedNY, you were thinking the same thing I was. If I make this trade I can move Klesko to OF, so should I waive Carlos Lee for Rogers, Myers, Lidle, Mays, Patterson, or one I forgot to mention, Darren Dreifort. If healthy, I gotta believe Dreifort will be good. He's had a fine spring so far.