Phatferd wrote:The Sox have sent an offer of Manny for Figgins, Santana, Wood and Kendrick (this is laughable).
The a team trying to trade thier biggest offensive weapon, on a contending team, a couple of weeks before spring training, with no replacement aviable, is laughable. The Red Sox aren't trading Manny.
This isn't fantasy baseball. Those 4 Angels are more valuable than Manny alone. If the Angels were to make this deal they would be killing themselves for 5-10 years.
Manny is a very productive hitter, however, Figgins importance to this team is very high. If they lose Figgins they lose a lot right there. They provide two totally different aspects to a team. It's not like the Angels don't have a very very productive hitter in the middle of their lineup. His name is Vlad, so they aren't in super need of a monster in the middle of the lineup.
Kennedy's contract is up next year and Kendrick is most likely taking over for him.
Erstad is out after this year and Figgins is most likely to take over in CF for him.
Santana is their future ace. Right now the Angels have 4 starters and the 5th starter is going to be one of Carrasco, Jared Weaver, Joe Saunders and Bootcheck. If they trade Santana this really makes the Angels rely on some crappy pitching.
Wood is one of the top 5 prospects in all of the game and he is a SS. The Angels are not trading him.
Stoneman does not trade his prospects, its pretty simple. Name me one top prospect that Stoneman has traded. He just doesn't do it.
You have no frame of reference, Donny. You're like a child who walks into the middle of a movie...