Re: OF trade idea
I agree pitching wins over offense the majority of the time. The BRM is a poor example to the contrary bc their pitching was underrated as previously stated. The HUGE qualifier in this proposal would be the if cingrani is for real part and not the second coming of Jack Armstrong. If he still looks effective a few times through the league I'd start considering. As far as I see with our pitching latos and bailey are still improving on their potential whereas cueto is tapped out on his. He'll be great for a few more years but I believe bailey latos cingrani and even leake will continue to improve and it could be argued that latos is and bailey (the two guys id lock up) is close to ace level cueto right now. As far as losing arroyo next year, lets worry about that next year. We have an entire season for prospects to step up (I think corcino will get right he's been rushed up the system). Plus we'd have an entire offseason to bring in other guys and at the trade deadline this year too. Losing cueto would hurt but I think IF cingrani can be for real, then our rotation wouldn't lose much of what it is now and may actually improve as a group as the young pitchers improve. Plus you'd gain an offensive piece that'd improve that side as well. Plus fowlers defense and speed are superior to choos in center and probably superior to Hamilton (in ability not speed) so the overall defensive improvement would help the team as well.