Re: Stanton, Headley, Fowler and the guys I'd give up for each
Originally Posted by Vottomatic
By 4A players I simply mean they have nothing left to prove at 3A. I didn't mean they weren't major league talent. Soto, on fire right now, and Felix Perez really have nothing left to prove at triple A. I don't think HRod does either, although he has struggled so far this season.
I have no idea why people think it's going to take like 7 or 8 players, a Herschel Walker-type deal, to get Stanton.
Shoot, I'd do Hamilton and Chapman for Stanton straight up. Reds #1 prospect and a top 3 Closer in the game right now, not to mention Cuban, which would play well in Miami. Not to mention Chapman is a pretty good draw for fans. And unlike the Reds, who have 5 or 6 potential quality starters in Latos, Cueto, Bailey, Arroyo, Leake, Cingrani..........the Fish would have time to develop Chapman as a starter. And according to some fans (on Redszone and on the radio), Chapman is the second coming of Randy Johnson. So that's pretty good return value right there.
Maybe it wouldn't take as much as I proposed but the guys you put in there, none of them have the potential to be a superstar, even billy or a number one starter. You don't trade the best power hitter in the game at 23 for that. No way I trade chapman. You want to make a legit run at the series you need a shut down bullpen. Look how out of wack they looked missing Marshall. Don't cite the cards from 2011. By the time the playoffs rolled around the pen was set and last year the giants had a wild card in the pen with lincecum. Also chapman could start next year if the reds have to spend pitching this year. In recent years closers haven't been hard to come by in the off season.
Last edited by Old school 1983; 05-10-2013 at 06:21 PM.