Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread
Originally Posted by Benihana
Don't forget Reds would get a first round pick for Garza with a qualifying offer.
Question then becomes is the potential downgrade from Hamilton to a first round pick in 2014 worth having Garza in the rotation and Cingrani/Russell in the 'pen for half a season?
(Figure Hoover and Rogers for DeJesus is roughly a wash in value.)
The real question is who can top the likely Olt, Ramirez package that the Cubs are going to get for Garza. Joc Pederson and Zach Lee with possibly an Onelki Garcia kicker could do it and probably get Kevin Gregg too. LA would be scary with Garza and money would be no issue.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS