This offer has been proposed to me. Right now, we've only declared our 15 keepers. If I accept this trade, I'd only be able to keep McCutcheon this year and next year. I could keep Bumgarner this year and the next two, Weaver this and the next three, and Gonzalez this and the next four.
My outfielders at the moment are Braun (last year to keep him), Ellsbury (last), Choo (this and next two), and Jennings (this and next four). In addition to the 3 pitchers I could trade, I also have M Moore (for three more seasons) and Medlen (for four more).
Also, I could counter with Stanton instead of McCutcheon. I could have him for three more years after this season.
I'm seriously considering either Weaver or Bumgarner...probably Weaver. Thoughts?
Last edited by Burt on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
Bro if you can get McCutchen for Gio do it. That would leave you with Weaver for a few years (good ace) Mad Bum (emerging ace) etc and what not. DO IT NOW.
Gio probably is the riskiest of those for the next few years, even though some would say Weaver is that...still he's the best arm you have and I'd just keep him for as long as you have him. He'll be your anchor for several more years. Gio has PED issues surrounding him despite the recent subsiding. 2 years of a first round player for your 3rd or 4th best pitcher (that's essentially what you are trading). No brainer.
Also do take Kinsler with your pick and your team core. that's an illegal roster.
I would push hard on Stanton. Otherwise, if you take the McCutchen deal you'll have your three best OFs gone at the end of the season (Braun, Ells). Unless you plan to repackage Cutch for another player with more years, I'd try everything to squeeze Stanton from him, even if means giving up a second player.