I don't think I'd trade Casey for Ponson.Originally Posted by wally post
I'd like to trade Casey, but if you get Ponson, that ties up a spot in the rotation to another high paid starting pitcher. We already have Milton and Wilson eating up two slots. Ortiz will likely be gone next year, but Wilson will get some starts, whether he's healthy or not.
Claussen and Harang have slots locked up for next year. So I'd rather leave a 5th spot open (Claussen, Milton, Harang, and Wilson have by default locked up 5 "slots"). I'd rather keep that fifth slot open for an inexpensive waiver wire pickup or for in case some kid steps up (like that kid we just got for Randa).
Having 3 slots in the rotation (this year and next) manned by overpriced, immovable vet starting pitchers is not a good idea for a rebuilding team.
I'll keep Casey instead. Ponson doesn't give us any salary relief.