Originally Posted by Benihana
Rays have inquired as part of a 3 team deal.
Personally, I would not sell low on Mez at this point, as I still think he could be the catcher of the future. However, if the Rays could send someone interesting (like a pitcher) to the Royals and we could net Wil Myers, I'd pack Devin's bags for him.
Not sure there is equal value there, so there would likely have to be other parts involved, but it could be interesting. Maybe something like:
Royals trade: Wil Myers to CIN
Rays trade: James Shields to KC
Reds trade: Devin Mesoraco and Tony Cingrani (or Mike Leake) to TB
I'd guess the Reds would likely have to give more than that. Thoughts?
Mez and Leake/Cingrani for Myers? Catchers who can hit and actually catch are such a rare commodity; I think Mez still has more value than you do -- that Leake and Cingrani do.
I could see Mez and a lesser prospect, like Lotzkar.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.