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Postby TB13 » Fri May 27, 2005 1:04 pm

Arrowhead Nation wrote:Buddy he is here through 2007....why trade him now, if all we get for him is crap????????


Because you can finish last without him. And you are not going to get crap for him, but doubtfull that LA would give their top 3 prospects in one trade.
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Postby toofunnyy » Fri May 27, 2005 1:32 pm

"Sweeney is a top 10 AL hitter"

I think you meant top 10 1st basemen in the AL.
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Postby Laean » Fri May 27, 2005 3:06 pm

angels won't give all their top prospects away for sweeney.

last year when they were right in the thick of the division title race, AND when they were in need of a true ace after fatolo colon was sucking real bad, they could've had randy johnson but wouldn't give up even one top prospect in dallas mcpherson to get the deal done.

i somehow doubt they'd give dallas or dallas + more prospects to get sweeney when they didn't do it to get the Unit.
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Postby thehat » Fri May 27, 2005 3:18 pm

Arrowhead Nation wrote:Buddy he is here through 2007....why trade him now, if all we get for him is crap????????

Sweeney is a top 10 AL hitter and all you guys are saying he isnt even worth a teams top prospect.


You're correct. KC does not have to trade Sweeney and if they do should command top prospects in return.

Of course, the same could have been said for several other players who have departed the scene, but that didn't stop the Royals from doing what they did.

You have an owner who doesn't get it and never has. As long as he runs the show, you have no chance.
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Postby swingaway » Fri May 27, 2005 9:19 pm

isnt erstad under a bad contract 2 maybe a swap of contracts would do it. :-? erstad and a marginal prospect for sweeney.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Fri May 27, 2005 9:47 pm

swingaway wrote:isnt erstad under a bad contract 2 maybe a swap of contracts would do it. :-? erstad and a marginal prospect for sweeney.


Oh your so smart and brilliant thats such a great deal....

Get a frickin clue....
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Fri May 27, 2005 11:31 pm

this would make my day. I just traded for him and Pujols in my league.
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Postby Phatferd » Sat May 28, 2005 12:07 am

Arrowhead, I am sorry, but if all the Royals fans are like you no wonder that organization has fallen into mediocrity. You can have Sweeney and finish in 4th or 5th place until 2007 or trade him clear up 11 million and still finish in 4th or 5th place.

Either way your team will live on the bottom of the AL Central, so why spend 11 million on 1 player? Free it up, get some prospects (not all 3 of the Angels top) sign a pitcher or 2, or even throw a lot of money at Jared Weaver or a top prospect in this years draft (assuming Weaver goes back in).

Your team is full of prospects there is no denying it. Trade your best player and build around those prospects not your old veteran player. Be happy with the unloaded salary and a player like Joe Saunders or Callaspo or even an Aybar. Hell maybe even Kotchman. You aren't going to get Kotchman and another top prospect. You may be able to get 2 of the others, but if Kotchman is in the deal it won't happen.

Then with the free 11 million, sign Weaver and you have a future ace or at least a number 2 or 3 starter. Put him with Grienke and hope Hernandez finds his form and hopefully another young pitcher comes from somewhere and you have a very solid base.

Sweeney is your key for all of this.
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Postby Wozzyck » Sat May 28, 2005 12:22 am

Honestly, I don't understand the excitement over Sweeney getting traded to the Angels, from the perspective of a fantasy owner. Either the Royals make the decision to keep Sweeney (which would be bad for his fantasy value), or they decide to trade him to the highest bidder. These bidders could include Texas, Anaheim, Boston, NY (either team), Atlanta, etc..

If the Royals do in fact trade Sweeney, Anaheim would be one of the places I would least like to see him go (amongst reasonable destinations). They play in, at best, a neutral park, their team doesn't get on base, and the only notable bats in the lineup are Vlad (of course) and the overrated Anderson (the rest is filler). You should be praying he goes to Texas.
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