mweir145 wrote:Some might suggest Vernon Wells for ARod as an offseason trade, considering Wells will definitely be on the market and will probably be traded if a good offer comes up, however I highly doubt Rodriguez would leave New York to come to Toronto, so I don't think anything will happen there.
Here's the thing though, what need do the Yankees have for Wells. He's a nice player but the Yankees already have a glut in the outfield and nowhere to put Wells. If and that's a big if, the Yankees decide to trade Arod, they will be getting pitching in return.
Shields is a middle reliever Figgins is WAY overrated IMO Santana is WAY overrated as well And a prospect? Big deal
I agree 100%. There is nothing there if I am the Angels to keep me from doing that trade. They would have no use for Figgins if they get Arod, the rotation would still be fine with Lackey, Escobar, Colon, and Weaver, and Shields could be replaced in the 8th inning with Donnelly or a free agent.
What, no A-Rod to the Dodger rumors yet? We'll ditch Nomar, trade for A-Rod without ever having to ship away Andy Laroche, and A-Rod takes over 1B while Laroche is called to play the hot corner. That's the master plan.
If I could be serious for a minute, I read an article in the Angels notes page on the LA Times' Sports section about Arte Moreno wanting to go for broke on a big bat in the offseason. Arte is willing to put Figgins, Saunders, Shields, a prospect (not an uber one like Brandon Wood), and perhaps Ervin Santana too on the trading block. But with Bill Stoneman extremely protective of the prospects, even the Tommy Murphys of the world, I suspect that the Angels would want to go after a an alternative that won't break the bank (Aramis Ramirez perhaps) or go shopping in the FA for the likes of Soriano or Carlos Lee.
There's a very credible argument that they'd be a better team if they traded A-Rod for more pitching. He stunk up the field for the middle half of the season, and they still cruised to a division title.
Quite honestly, if he's not going to deliver postseason hits, it makes a ton of sense to trade him.
Yup, I've been wanting to trade him for a long time now. It makes perfect sense to trade him because the lineup is already stacked as it is, and we need pitching. It'll just never get done. The Yankees would demand a boat load of players, with one of them being an Ace. I don't think any team would go for that.
LA Daily News wrote: Rodriguez won't come cheaply. The Yankees figure to ask for no less than Ervin Santana, Scot Shields, Chone Figgins and a high-level prospect.
Not sure that I what I would think about that trade. I don't think I would be against it, but I'm just not sure what kind of package a guy like ARod should bring.
Is it me? This package would seem like WAY too much? Are the 'fortunate son' Yankee fans just so spoiled by always getting everything and anything they want that they see this as not enough.
I don't see how a pretty good MR guy, a vastly over rated position player, and a good, but over rated pitcher is way to much for one of the top 2-3 players in all of baseball.
I do honestly think that LA would probably be one of the places Arod would waive his trade clause for. Between the low pressure of the team and the fact that with him they are automatically a title contender, it would seem like a perfect fit.