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Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby APAP » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:31 pm

I have Moustakas in my minor league system already and Reyes up at the majors so I don't really need another SS prospect and was wondering if hes worth letting go and grabbing Smoak or Alonso, and if so, which would be the better option??
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:48 pm

Well, if you don't need him for the future than you should go with what you need in the future imo. I'd try and trade Beckham (I assume this is Tampa Bay's). I think Smoak might have the better career but Alonzo I think will be better right away. Smoak could be a Teixera type while Alfonzo should be a Adrian Gonzalez type (minus the glove).
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby bigken117 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:02 pm

No guarantee Moustakas sticks at short this early in his career. Keep Beckham, and worry about the "problem" later, should it arise.

If you do make a move, Smoak would be my target.
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby APAP » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:23 pm

Havok1517 wrote:I'd try and trade Beckham (I assume this is Tampa Bay's).


Ya, it's Tampa's Beckham. Posey is still available as well, so I was looking at Posey, Smoak and Alonso. The rest of my minors looks like

Antonelli
Moustakas
Beckham
Alvarez
Carrasco
Gonzalez (right now hes being added to my majors, but thats pending if the A's call him up)
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby kab21 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:42 pm

I would pick whatever player you think will be the best prospect in 2 years. You really don't have a problem until he's called up. Having a top-10 prospect at SS would probably get you a gold-mine in a trade in 2 years (if he is successful). Of course if you're skeptical of him then sell high now. I do kind of like Smoak out of the group you mentioned since he should make it to the majors quicker and with less risk (and in Arlington). He's a college bat drafted for his bat while Beckham was drafted for his tools at a premium position and he could be incredible or a bust.

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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby MaudDib » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:37 pm

Personally I would prefer Beckham over Mouse. So I would look at dropping Mouse for Smoak. I am not a big fan of Posey and Smoak couldn't have gotten a better team to play for than Texas. Having Beckham and Smoak for the future would be very nice.
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby King Tim » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:18 pm

You're thinking of dropping Beckham, yet keeping Antonelli and Carrasco?

I'd drop those two and def pick up Smoak and Posey or Alonzo.

Don't drop Moose.
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby APAP » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:46 pm

I was able to get Villalona for Beckham. I like having Antonelli because I feel like my MI and 2b is weak where I'm playing S.Drew and Weeks. So now I have Villalona in place of Beckham, and I'd love to get Smoak, so Im considering cutting Carrasco, though I do need pitching. So im not totally sure yet...
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby APAP » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:57 pm

I decided to cut Carrasco and grab Smoak so now Im left with dropping Antonelli for Alonso or Posey. I have good young sleeper catcher in Flores, but should I grab Posey now and let Antonelli go???

So as of now I have:

Angel Villalona
Mike Moustakas
Justin Smoak
Pedro Alvarez
Matt Antonelli
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Re: Beckham for Smoak or Alonso?

Postby King Tim » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:59 am

Antonelli is hitting sub .200 in the PCL, which is a good hitters league. I can't imagine him putting up better #s in Petco. I would lean toward Alonso because the bat is polished and his home park is a hitter's paradise. You can always trade one of these guys later for a catcher. Take the best ML player regardless of position. Your ML system is very solid ;-D
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