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Postby johnsamo » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:34 pm

Jason Bay
Joe Randa
Craig Wilson
Jack Wilson

for

Ervin Santana
Orlando Cabrera
Juan Rivera
Joe Saunders
Casey Kotchman
Mike Napoli
Brendan Donnelly

For the Pirates, a salary dump on two aging vets, an upgrade as SS, and Bay, they won't be able to resign when he's up for Free agency. In return the get an upgrade, OC for Wilson. An upgrade in the catcher position. one good young pitcher on the verge of ace status, one of the top Minor league SP prospects there is, Rivera, a decent outfielder, Kotchman, a good prospect that's been idled by an illness, and a good veteran reliever.

The ANgels get Bay of course, a guy they can afford to sign to a long term deal, and two aged vets to help out, and Wlson isn't much a downgrade from Cabrera. Napoli can be replaced with top prospect Mathis. Giving up two very good pitchers hurt, but for Bay, it's worth it.
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Postby jblank » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:36 pm

I'm thinking of an Aerosmith song, lets see, whats it called? Oh yeah, "Dream On".
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Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:36 pm

Link??
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Bury me a Royal.
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Postby jblank » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:39 pm

Tavish wrote:Link??


It's speculation, there is no link. ;-D
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Postby johnsamo » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:40 pm

THink about it, 3 years from now, all those Pirates will be gone anyway... No way the Pirates have the bank to resign Bay....

Better too grab two possibly great pitchers and some good young prospects now.
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Postby flowbee » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:41 pm

That would sure be good news for the Angels and my Angel pitchers ;-D

Call up Kendrick and they'll be rolling
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Postby Euclid » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:43 pm

you know how much you scared me there?

i have bay in a NL only keeper league as my top keeper
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Postby red_foot » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:48 pm

Why don't the Angels just move to Pittsburg?
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Postby jh2031 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:50 pm

johnsamo wrote:THink about it, 3 years from now, all those Pirates will be gone anyway... No way the Pirates have the bank to resign Bay....

Better too grab two possibly great pitchers and some good young prospects now.


The Pirates won't let Bay get away. I know they don't usually sign guys to big deals but he's too good to let go.
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Postby johnsamo » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:57 pm

Pirate fans pretending they can keep Bay are living in an illusion with the big $ teams (and Bay's agent) just chomping at the bit to pounce when he hits free agency.

The Pirate fans have to be realistic. The Pirates basically have to try and be competitive by being like the A's or CLeveland. Build a good young farm system, either sign their future stars to long terms deals very early (too late for Bay) or trade your star guys a year or so before their due for free agency. Hope you can piece together enuf good young kids, the players you signed to long term deals early, and the occassional not too expensive veteran players to stay competitive and keep the turnstyles turning.

When small markets team loses or trades very late their cheap star, they're basically wasting an asset. Oakland and Cleveland are very good at this sort of small market dillemma, that's why they are often contenders and in the series, the Pirates aren't and that's why they haven't been good since the days of Stargell and Parker.
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