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Postby AussieDodger » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:49 am

Unfortunately Oakland doesn't have the "glamour" prospects Florida is seeking.
However an interesting offer might be Huston Street or Joe Blanton or Dan Haren , Landon Powell , Donnie Murphy/Bobby Crosby (either would be moved to 3B) and Dan Meyer.
I don't think they'd take that so I'd offer my left nad as well. (Is .388 career OBP worth a nad?)

Then I'd offer a 7 year $20 mil contract with team options for an 8th and 9th year. A Manny style contract.
That is actually the most realistic part of the deal because Oakland has about $16 mil (potentially $24) to spend this off-season.

Any wheeler-dealers out there think their team can pull it off?
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:49 am

What where the last few big contracts Billy Beane signed? ONe's that come to memory are Chavez, Kotsay, and Loiza, and all did not work out, I don't know that he'd be willing to put that much money into 1 player, whether they have money to spend or not, dishing it all on one player is unlikely considering his circumstances.
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:31 am

TheA'sFatLeadoffMan wrote:What where the last few big contracts Billy Beane signed? ONe's that come to memory are Chavez, Kotsay, and Loiza, and all did not work out, I don't know that he'd be willing to put that much money into 1 player, whether they have money to spend or not, dishing it all on one player is unlikely considering his circumstances.


Unfortunately Chavez has been injured a lot , you can't really foresee a lot of that coming.
Kotsay's payout is very unusual , I don't understand that one. It will be gone after 2008 if we can't move it before then.
The season before Loaiza became an A , he was absolutely outstanding (in RFK mind you).If he repeated that a couple of times $7 or $8 mil per year is quite a bargain.
He didn't , but that was a nice attempt by uncle Billy , and we still made it to the ALCS with Loaiza.

M-Cab is our kind of guy. Extra-basing , walking , .388 career OBP , some teams under-rating him a little because he's fat . Check check and double check.
And he has two full seasons of .400+ OBP at the age of 24. <---- This is what we should pay up for.
I think if a GM has enough payroll to pay him and doesn't try some sort of offer for him , they should be fired.
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby bigken117 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:57 am

The Marlins love themselves the toolsy players. That means the Sox would have to give up something along the lines of Ellsbury, Tejada, Kalish, and Masterson - if they wanted to hang on to Buchholz that is.

I don't mind trading kids that haven't proved anything for stars that have shown the goods...but Ellsbury and Buchholz have shown they should be good-great MLB players, but Cabs is one of the best pure hitters in baseball. With Manny coming off the books after this season, the Sox will have the money to sign him to a long term deal.
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:04 am

Oakland doesn't have the pieces to get M-Cab. After Haren and Barton, they don't really have much else to offer. Powell, Murphy, and Meyer are all uninteresting filler.

As a Mets fan, I'm never that bothered about trading for hitters because we have enough resources to sign anybody when they hit free agency. I'd rather trade prospects for elite pitching instead since that's alot harder to find.
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby The Cow » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:58 pm

Well I have heard that the Marlins want a C, 3B, SP and OF for MCAB. The Tribe could offer Shoppach, Marte, Miller(or another SP), and F. Guitierrez for MCAB. Would that be enough? I think Shoppach could be a starter, Marte is a bum, Miller has arm problems and Guit is just O.K. We probably need to add a higher profile prospect. The Tribe could add another arm. The Tribe needs a LF and or 3B so MCab is a perfect fit, IF they can extend him.

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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby Noggy » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:02 pm

The Cow wrote:I think Shoppach could be a starter, Marte is a bum, Miller has arm problems and Guit is just O.K.


Is that trade offer for Miguel Cabrera or Coco Crisp?
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:07 pm

The Cow wrote:Well I have heard that the Marlins want a C, 3B, SP and OF for MCAB. The Tribe could offer Shoppach, Marte, Miller(or another SP), and F. Guitierrez for MCAB. Would that be enough? I think Shoppach could be a starter, Marte is a bum, Miller has arm problems and Guit is just O.K. We probably need to add a higher profile prospect. The Tribe could add another arm. The Tribe needs a LF and or 3B so MCab is a perfect fit, IF they can extend him.

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Beau Mills would be a definite goner in a MCab deal to Cleveland.
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby giants8307 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:59 pm

I'd love to have MCab in the mix. The Giants need a star hitter and I'm growing tired of feliz's consistent mediocrity. Maybe one of these deals?:

#1: Lincecum (3 plus pitches!) and lowry

or

#2: Lowry, Jonathan Sanchez, Kevin Correia, and Bumgarner (2007 first-rounder)
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Re: What should your team give up for M-Cab?

Postby thedude » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:21 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
The Cow wrote:Well I have heard that the Marlins want a C, 3B, SP and OF for MCAB. The Tribe could offer Shoppach, Marte, Miller(or another SP), and F. Guitierrez for MCAB. Would that be enough? I think Shoppach could be a starter, Marte is a bum, Miller has arm problems and Guit is just O.K. We probably need to add a higher profile prospect. The Tribe could add another arm. The Tribe needs a LF and or 3B so MCab is a perfect fit, IF they can extend him.

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Beau Mills would be a definite goner in a MCab deal to Cleveland.


He can't be traded until a full year after he has been drafted.
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