What does Redzone think about the following trade idea:
Brandon Phillips for Andre Ethier
Contract: $50/M through 2017
Stats 2013: .261ba/.310obp/.396slg/.706ops
Potential replacement: Skip Schumaker
Skips 2013 line: .263ba/.332obp/.332slg/.665ops
Contract: 69M next 4 years option for 5th at 17.5M 2.5 buyout
Stats 2013: .272ba/.360obp/.423slg/.783ops
Potential Replacement: Billy Hamilton
2013 Stat line: Incomplete.
The reason I would do it is becasue we would have a clear upgrade offensively with Ethier vs BP.
Starting Ethier over Hamilton is a almost a mortal lock to be a huge upgrade whereas the downgrade of BP to Schumaker is a smaller gap in talent.
The Dodgers have a need at 2B and a surplus at OF.
It may require other parts but these 2 would certainly be the key foundations of a potential trade.
Billy played exclusively OF last season, and from everything I have read he's already a strong major league calibre player there, at 2B still pretty raw hence the move.
Unless there is some quality 2B that we are getting from outside the organization and getting a position of need for Phillips I am firmly on the keep Phillips wagon.
Sincerely curious about this. I know a lot of people on this board were very high on Guerrero when the Reds were linked to him earlier this season.
What about Carlos Quentin? He's had surgery in September and I don't know the prognosis. He's due $9M next year, $8.5 in 2015 and a $3M buyout for 2016.
Seems like enough scratch for the Padres to want to move him, but not so much that it would be a huge gamble to take.
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