Originally Posted by Benihana
If they sign Ludwick, trading for Upton is moot. Assuming they don't sign Ludwick, I'd include Corcino or Cingrani in the deal. Would be happy to sub Bailey in for either of them. They have a lot of young pitching, which is why I think they'd focus their efforts on Cozart.
Love Fowler and advocated pursuing him this year. However I don't think the Rockies are going to move him.
One other option I didn't mention in the original post if Ludwick signs elsewhere would be trading for Shin Soo-Choo. The FA-to-be could probably be had for prospects that don't include Hamilton or Stephenson (ie Corcino or Cingrani, etc.)
I'd rather sign Ludwick than trade for Upton. The price for Upton is going to be ridiculous. And Gregorius has dropped off substantially at triple A. If the D-Backs could be convinced to focus on Gregorius and none of the minor league top pitchers and Hamilton, that's the only way I consider it. Simply put, Ludwick doesn't cost us more of the farm system.
I'd be willing to consider Dejesus. But he'd have to play CF. Not sure if he can cover it anymore. Walt has a history of trading with the Cubs lately.......might be able to trade some spare parts for Dejesus. I think Dejesus would bring more to the table consistently than Stubbs. Defense would be weaker, but I think we're also clearing room for Hamilton, hopefully in 2014.