C R. Martin 1B P. Fielder 2B D. Pedroia 3B A. Rodriguez SS H. Ramirez OF C. Gonzalez OF J. Bruce OF J. Ellsbury UT M. Brantley UT M. Trumbo UT A. Avila BN J. Lowrie BN B. Lawrie BN I. Desmond DL I. Davis
SP R. Halladay SP F. Hernandez SP T. Lincecum RP J. Walden RP S. Santos P A. Crow P T. Hanson P Z. Greinke* BN J. Zimmermann BN R. Dempster DL W. Rodriguez DL S. Strasburg DL B. Webb
I think between Fielder and Ike you're pretty set on 1B/CI, while your 2B/3B situation is tougher (ARod getting old, Pedroia a tad injury prone), and those are thinner positions, so I'd stick with Lawrie over Hosmer. That, and Jordan Zimmerman could easily equal or top Cahill moving forward, kid's been good lately and seems to be really figuring things out. So, I'd personally pass.
I'd also keep Bruce. Guy's a monster, and a great keeper.
I actually kind like the first deal. Your top-3 SP's are insanely good so you can trade 2 for 1. Cahill's the best of the 3 so I like that part of the deal. Then it comes down to Lawrie vs Hosmer. I like Lawrie's position eligibility a LOT more than Hosmer's but I have a full mancrush on Hosmer.
Lawrie's going to be good. But, he might be more valuable this year than next since he'll end-up being 2B/3B this year and just 3B next. Hosmer's already proven some things at this level too. I believe Lawrie's legit but you always worry about a guy like that being the next Brandon Wood until he proves something ya know?
Anywho don't "love" the deal but I can justify that first one.
I much prefer the first deal. You have the SP depth to consolidate and Cahill is a nice get. What I like most about it though is that Hosmer is a pretty big upgrade at Util.
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