i have been offered morneau straight up for kendrick (the other owner has no place to put him) and my power starved team cannot afford to pass this up. however, he was slated to be my starting second baseman next year.
SO, who are the remaining top 2nd base prospects? i heard that kid in Boston is supposed to be good. anyone else worth mentioning?
Trade Kendrick for Morneau, unless you are scared of Morneau's health. There are plenty of options for 2B for next year-- Wilson Betemit, Dustin Pedroia, Alberto Callaspo, Blake Dewitt, and Elliot Johnson, for starters that can give you some of Kendrick's value.
Chris Iannetta was born on Krypton and transported to Earth as an infant and saves the universe when he's not getting on base every plate appearance.
by Absolutely Adequate » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:36 pm
Does it have to be a minor leaguer? There's not a lot of promising talent down there that is coming up soon enough to help you. Pedroia looks good, but that's about it for help that's coming soon. Just look at the list of top 2b from last year: You can't count on prospects. You just can't.
Snakes Gould wrote:this might seem like i keep coming at ya rmande, but im not
but how can you project someone's runs not knowing where he's hitting. i mean i realize the red sox usually reward guys with a ton of runs if they hit at the top of the order, but it just seems like you cant project that right now, especially if he were to get dealt to another team...BA, HR, SB, all things that usually stay around the same. sure a few hr can sway either way based on the home stadium, but runs are too hard to project, look at miguel cabrera as a prime example from last year to this year..
This is fully assuming Boston does not move him, and I am fairly confident they won't.
For starters, they prefer high-OBP guys at the top of the order, regardless of speed (see Youkilis and Coco). With Pedroia presumably taking over Loretta's job at 2B, it's hard to figure he won't take over his spot in the lineup, too. He has a .400 career MiLB OBP, and despite a poor start and injuries, he is getting on at .392 in his first full AAA season. He has a 40:24 BB:K this season in 338 ABs, which is very, very impressive. He knows how to handle the bat very well, which is perfect for the #2 spot. He also hits quite a few doubles, and proects to hit over .310 as a MLer. Obviously hitting second in that lineup will produce LOTS of runs.
And if they go with a Coco-Youks top of the order, they'll hit Dustin 9th as a "second" leadoff. Again, tons of runs.
C: Pierzynski 1B: Pujols 2B: Altuve 3B: Miggy SS: HanRam OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero