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Postby JRM4833 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:25 pm

Liriano was mentioned to me in trade talks in a league where I have a very good minor league squad already. My minor leaguers:

1. Ian Stewart
2. Stephen Drew
3. Jeff Niemann
4. Adam Miller
5. Nick Markakis
6: Jon Lester

I've also already promoted Felix, Prince, and Johjima, and I have rights to Garza and Gorzellany.

Anyway, the other team is looking for position prospects but I'm not sure what I could/should offer. I'd say Drew is my top prospect right now with Stewart dropping a bit after a poor season. I know he likes Markakis so would a Stewart/Markakis offer make sense for me? If he pushes for Drew, should I listen or just walk away with what is already likely to be a good staff in the near future?
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:39 pm

Both of those offers sound like you'd be overpaying to me. Liriano has always been an injury concern.

If you're going to trade for Liriano now -- with the possibility of Tommy John surgery still out there -- make sure you're getting a deal.
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:52 pm

Liriano's a very risky proposition right now, his '07 season is in jeopardy. If you can get him on the cheap, it's worth the risk, but I wouldn't give up too much for him.
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Postby JRM4833 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:57 pm

What if it was straight up Stewart for Liriano? I know Stewart's value has dropped a bit with his potential move to OF. And this way I'd keep Markakis. Not sure he would go for it or even if I should push for it though.
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Postby ukjohn » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:09 pm

Liriano is out for a year and half now with Tommy John Surgery
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Re: Prospect(s) for Liriano?

Postby fraquar » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:12 am

JRM4833 wrote:Liriano was mentioned to me in trade talks in a league where I have a very good minor league squad already.....


Food for thought - when guys offer to trade stud pitchers like Liriano for prospects who won't provide immediate help - theres usually something fishy going on. In Liriano's case 18 months on the shelf and the prospect of never being the same dominant pitcher again.

I make it a habit of waiting a week whenever I get ANY offer of a proactive trade offered by another owner - especially one like this (thats just me). If there is anything fishy going on that I don't already know about it has time to come out in the wash. If they are in that much of a hurry to make the trade that they aren't willing to wait a week - then thats a telltale sign somethings amiss.

Added: You initial post dated November 2, the surgery took place November 6 - the other owner had advance notice that the surgery was going to be done.
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