CyboNinja wrote:I wouldn't do this trade if I were you. You're giving up the best 2 players in the deal (Beltre and Lee). I'm not really sold on Zimm (I need more then 1 good season sorry) and Heyward is still waaay unproven. Stras is the only player I really like that would be coming back to you. If it were my team, I would hold out for something better.
1 good season? You better look again. 4 years of at least 20 hrs. 2 years of at least 100 rbis.
I don't consider 20 HRs a good season for someone rated as high as Zimm (also he only broke 100 RBIs 1 time). He should be at least flirting with 30/100 every season to garner that much respect.
106 and 110. You like Beltre so much, yet in 14 years, Beltre has had 90 rbis 3 times. In 7 years, Ryan has had 90 rbis 3 times.
Let's look at 162 average in hrs and rbis
Wright 27/107 Zimmerman 25/96 Beltre 25/90
Now factor in Zimmerman is only 27, entering his prime.
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Batters R HR RBI SB AVG OBP Keepers: C - Miguel Olivo (Sea - C) 1B - Lance Berkman (StL - 1B,OF) 2B - Dan Uggla (Atl - 2B) 3B - Eduardo Nunez (NYY - 3B,SS) SS - Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS) IF - Derrek Lee (Pit - 1B) OF - Jason Heyward (Atl - OF) OF - Carl Crawford (Bos - OF) OF - Nick Swisher (NYY - OF) Util - Delmon Young (Min - OF) Util - Ryan Ludwick (Pit - OF) BN - Alfonso Soriano (ChC - OF) BN - Ryan Zimmerman (WAS - 3B) DL - Alex Rodriguez (NYY - 3B) DL DL - Buster Posey (SF - C,1B) DL DL - Kendrys Morales (LAA - 1B) DL
Pitchers W SV K HLD ERA WHIP
SP - Bartolo Colon (NYY - SP) SP - Francisco Liriano (Min - SP) SP - Aaron Harang (SD - SP) RP - Jason Isringhausen (NYM - RP) RP - Joaquin Benoit (Det - RP) P - Grant Balfour (Oak - RP) P - Matt Garza (ChC - SP) P - Shaun Marcum (Mil - SP) P - Cliff Lee (Phi - SP) BN - Scott Baker (Min - SP) BN - Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP) BN - Stephen Strasburg (WAS - SP) BN - Manny Banuelos (NYY - RP) NA
Normally I agree with Hootie, but I do not like this deal and its not because the 'age' difference. What I do not like is that this move hurts your depth very bad. Your giving up an ace in Lee, a good young arm in Baker and that basically leaves you wtih no SP depth at all, and you don't have that to begin with. I mean your stashing Banuelos on your bench....Your team is built to win now and that's what I'd try to do. Don't mortgage a good setup for the present for the sake of the future. I like youth. If anything I'd be dealing Arod etc. You'll have Posey, Morales, etc next year so your offense will be insane again.
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