Originally Posted by RedlegJake
If you read the article again they are looking for a third baseman if they KEEP Upton and improve their record between now and then. Any package of prospects if they lose and get worse and decode to deal him. So it woudn;t take a third baseman.
But they have pitching prospects- lots of em. They have their catcher entrenched for a while. They need infield and outfield prospects more than anything. Hamilton, H-Rod, and an B-level IF or OF makes a lot of sense. I'm thinking someone like LaMarre (if they see Hamilton as a SS) or Gregorius (if they see Hamilton as a CF).
I'd offer three packages, in the following order of my preference for dealing them:
Any 3 prospects not named Hamilton
Ryan LaMarre or DiDi Gregorius
I'd probably include Stubbs in "B" or "C" just to help balance out some future payroll.