Originally Posted by 757690
Really like Ogando, but you're giving up Leake and Didi for him as I break down the trade.
Basically, you're giving up a solid, young affordable starter, a top SS prospect whose MLB ready, and a potential middle of the lineup up catcher, for a closer and a potential middle of the lineup 3B.
What you're getting isn't hard to find. What you're giving up is.
Still, I like you're thinking, just not the particulars.
What is easy to find about Oganodo and Olt? Where else can we find them for basically the minimum in 2013?
I think Leake is a back-end starter who is now arb eligible and Didi is a nice glove, but he's not going to be an elite player. What I'm thinking is to deal stuff we can spare (SS, Catcher, 5th starter) for stuff we don't have which is a big arm to close with and a guy to provide power from a corner position and doing it without taking on any salary which will allow the team to pursue an option in CF.
The problem with this deal is that Texas probably wouldn't do it.