If acquired by the Marlins, Hank Blalock could be moved on to another team, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Blalock is owed $13.7 million over the next three years, and the Marlins would still prefer to put Miguel Cabrera at third base. Unlike the Dallas Morning News, the Post doesn't believe the Beckett deal has been agreed to yet, saying that the Rangers may move Adrian Gonzalez for a pitcher to send to the Marlins instead of John Danks. But it does appear that the trade will happen. Nov. 20 - 12:43 am et
Now that one I like.
Adrian/Blalock for Beckett/Lowell? Sounds good to me.
Blalock has been struggling, but will turn it around. I think the kid is too good not to get it figured out sooner, rather than later. Hitting in Florida will hurt his fantasy value though.
Adrian won't wind up in the Ranger's starting lineup since we don't really have a place to put him, plus he's being shopped all over town. Moving him won't hurt at all.
Lowell has been off to say the least, but at the same time he's unhappy in Florida. I would expect some turnaround hitting in Texas (not sure he'd be much happier here), but he still won't be worth his contract. The Ranger's offense can take that hit to land some starting pitching though.
Beckett still has solid potential as far as I'm concerned. His numbers when healthy are solid, and we need all the pitching we can get. I really hope he can stay healthy though.
Basically the Rangers overpay for a 3B, but land a good starter. The Marlins get a cheaper, and better 3B, but lose a good starter.
I don't think either team really wins or loses this deal unless Beckett can stay healthy for a full season, or if Lowell relearns how to hit next year and puts up solid numbers.
I like it, and hope the Rangers are able to get it done.
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