Re: Tony Cingrani - the next Zach Stewart or the next Cliff Lee?
I love that both Corcino and Cingrani are nearly ready and in AAA. As a result of their talent, I allow Arroyo to leave and have the duo fight over the fifth starter spot. If another team comes with a legitimate offer, I have seven cheap, likely productive starters (plus Chapman)-- so I'll listen.
Targets would include:
-- Mike Zunino or a similarly talented offensive catcher that can also play the position
-- Trevor Story or a similarly talented offensive SS that can play the position well
-- Wil Myers or a similarly talented LF/ RF masher who profiles as a cleanup bat (bonus for a switch-hitter)
-- as part of a package for Giancarlo Stanton (with either Hamilton or Stephenson, but not both)
If other teams aren't as enamored enough with Cingrani to offer top prospects (or Stanton), I keep him, as I believe he's going to be at least a MOR starter with the upside of dominant TOR ace we've seen so far in his professional career.
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