12-31-2012, 01:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta, aka, the most prosperous city in the world.
Re: Giancarlo Stanton
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
An Oscar Taveras/ Allen Craig/ Shelby Miller deal is massive. The Marlins would likely insist on Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal as well, while shuffling off Ricky Nolasco. (At least I would, were I the GM.)
That'd give the Marlins a semblance of a lineup to look forward to in a couple of years while also keeping seats warm on the big league team.
A Marisnick/ Taveras/ Yelich OF could be a joy to watch in two or three years. Fast, three CF defensively with power and serious tools. (And, if you're not a believer in Marisnick, there are a bunch of others in that system; they have a ton of interesting OFers and LHP.) Add Craig as a 1B slugger and Dietrich as a Dan Uggla clone at 2B, and I could see Miami making a run in a couple of years with a lineup of:
A possible rotation of Jacob Turner, Miller, Martinez, Jose Fernandez, and Eovaldi or Nicolino sure could be tough. Add in a slew of high upside prospects and Rosenthal as the back end of the bullpen, and you've got enough for a team to consider moving a talent like Stanton.
Meanwhile, St. Louis would run the following lineup out there:
Studly, that. Better than the proposed Cincinnati lineup, IMO.
And their rotation would likely be:
With Jake Westbrook in tow as erstwhile sixth starter (and Joe Kelly behind him), you've got some serious arms there as well.
The pen is still a work in progress, but, yeah, that deal makes a lot of sense for both teams.
Nice job, mth.
Beltran won't be playing CF on any kind of regular or even semi-regular basis. Even when Jay was injured last year, guys like Robinson were playing there.
Zero chance the Cards trade for Stanton. They simply don't need him enough to give up the best package the Marlins could get.
Same could be said for the Reds.