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"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
I saw this had 5 pages to it and was really hoping there was something brewing....besides speculation. Then again, we take an article on Choo into 10 pages on trading Bruce, so I guess Im not surprised.
I would move Hamilton/Stephenson/Corcino/Ondrusek to acquire Stanton, or at least try it.
The last 2 years, look at the prospects we have cashed in:
Volquez and Stubbs as well
You can't trade Cingrani, Arroyo is gone after 2013, cannot afford that
Benihana hasn't posted in the thread yet. Hopefully he didn't have to be rushed to the hospital after he cracked this baby open.
Dusty's lineup after acquiring Stanton:
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Why wouldn't the Marlins ask for Jay Bruce? Why would they be stuck on only prospects?
Bruce is signed reasonably for awhile. The Marlins have to want to improve their major league team. Hamilton seems unready. Stephenson is a long way away. Winker is in A ball. Corcino has been struggling at AAA.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I think they would want Bruce and Cingrani for Stanton. They would ask for Bruce, Cingrani, and Stephenson for Stanton, but wouldn't get both pitchers IMO.
I could see the Marlins maybe agreeing to Bruce, Cingrani, and Corcino for Stanton and a minor leaguer.
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99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Cingrani, Chapman, Frazier, Mesaraco, Cozart, Lutz are with the big club.
Billy Hamilton,Henry Rodriguez, Neftali Soto, Daniel Corcino, Tucker Barnhart, David Vidal and Robert Stephenson are still in the system and there are guys in High A and Low A who could become prospects.
FWIW it took Edwin Encanacion till his age 29 season before he put up a really good year. It seems to me the list has both quality and quantity. Particularly when joined with what was a fairly young team (Votto, Bruce, Hannigan, Cueto, Bailey) to begin with.
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