BronXBombers51 wrote:First of all, the Giants would PLAY Cano and Wang, considering the team is awful right now. They are young and good.
They're not good, really. Wang can't strike anybody out and has been extremely
lucky (before yesterday's shelling at the hands of the Devil Rays, his BABIP was about .210. League average is about .80 points higher than that.) After his awful start, Cano has been pretty good for the last three weeks, but the Giants could get way better for a (supposedly) top 5 pitcher. They are not top prospects, they're just prospects getting the Yankee treatment. And they look pretty good in comparison to all the other dismal things happening in the Bronx. There are some GMs (and possibly Sabean included) that are seduced by hype like that, but it's important to remember that that's exactly why they're being talked about so highly: to showcase them for a trade.
And from a fantasy standpoint, they're only marginally attractive in AL-only leagues.
This isn't fantasy baseball. Who gives a crap if he gets strikeouts. An out is an out. Wang can pitch. I'm not saying he's the second coming of Jason Schmidt, but he can pitch. If you've watched every start like I have, you know that.
The Giants can get much better for a "top 5 pitcher"? The "top 5 pitcher" is hurt virtually every year, and has been awful this year.
Not to mention his contract, in which if you want to keep him for longer than the rest of this year, you'll need to pick up his $10 million dollar option.
Notes of his contract:
Jason Schmidt p
4 years/$30M (2002-05)
$7.75M signing bonus (paid over 4 years, 02-05)
02:$4M, 03:$5.75M, 04:$8.5M, 05:$8.75M, 06:$10M club option ($3M buyout)
$50,000 All Star incentive
1 year/$3.2M (2001), plus $0.8M in incentives
agent: Alan Hendricks
ML service: 9.063
You really expect a team to give up two prospects like Cano and Wang, AND pay his contract? The Giants can't get better than that, I don't even think that Yankees are dumb enough to do that. I wouldn't.