Originally Posted by dwyerbrg
I don't know...I don't typically like any deal that moves guys who are 27, 22, 22, and 22 for guys who are 36, 34, and 34, 2 of which are free agents after this year (per B-R).
I also think it's a little early to give up on Hamilton. He tends to be a slow starter, plus he's 22 at AAA.
If the right deal came along, sure, I'd move him, but I don't think this is the right deal. Lee would handcuff this team through 2015 as far as salary is concerned...he makes $25.0M/year through 2015 with a vesting option of $27.5M if he hits 200 IP in 2015 or 400 IP in 14-15. I'm not sure the Phillies would throw in enough cash to offset that huge hit.
It's definitely an interesting idea, but I'm not sure I like it enough...plus as good as Frazier has played 3B, do we really want to start messing with that?
Nailed it. I would like to add that Hamilton is obviously still very young and does have time to develop still. I think a September call up would to get a few major league ABs would be good for him to build on. That said I don't think he is untouchable, if he can be traded to make the current ML team better this year and the future, I wouldn't mind moving him.