Phatferd wrote: OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:
I am against trading for a "Jacque Jones" or "Craig Wilson" because that isn't going to be enough help or protection for Vlad. IMO, if Cabrera is available for a reasonable asking price (I don't know what Florida will specifically want in return), I say we go for it. With this pitching staff, we certainly have a legit shot at playing for a ring. Arte then opens back up the checkbook and signs Cabrera to a multiyear deal, bam... we've got a chance to do something special.
Assuming Florida isn't asking for the Farm in return for Cabrera... because then my plan is pointless
What do you think Adenhart could get us? I really don't want to trade Santana. I know MCAB is a stud, but our pitching has carried us this far and I really don't want to mess witht he rotation as it is. I feel if we just upgrade our offense a little, we could still make a serious run. No need to deal our number 3 SP.
If we can get MCAB, I wonder if this deal would suffice...McPherson, Kotchman, Adenhart and Aybar or something...or Wood and Adenhart?
I have no problem trading Wood for MCAB. I think Wood winds up at 3B and I'd much rather get MCAB who we know can play at this level and produce huge numbers plus hes only a few years older than Wood. Wood we still don't know what he can do over the long run.[/quote
I think it might be possible to get a deal done for MCAB without giving up Wood, Santana, or Kendrick.
When you take a look at Florida's needs, I think there most pressing needs are 1) OF especially CF , 2) 1B, 3) C
Their starting rotation looks really strong already Willis, Olsen, J. Johnson, Sanchez, Petit and throw in Nolasco for good measure. Tha unit looks pretty solid assuming they can hold on to Willis.
Would we be willing to part with Figgins in a deal? He just resigned for about 4 million I think.
Perhaps a deal like Figgins or Rivera, McPherson, Morales or Napoli might be enough for M Cab.
A deal like that could leave a hole in CF for the Angels. Erstad is out for the most if not all of year, could Tommy Murphy handle it?
If we got M Cab, I am not worried about keeping him. Arte would show him the money.
I also agree I would rather see the Angels grab somone like M Cab vs. a Jacque Jones or Craig Wilson, but anything is better than standing pat. I think standing pat would be a huge mistake.