jeter2411 wrote:Your right...Melvin does do it again...we give up a player that is a free agent at the end of the year and get Mench (who if you did your homework we can keep under contract for two more season through options) and Nix who we can keep for three, plus a servicable reliever and possibley answer to the closer problem and another minor league pitcher...again for a guy that the Rangers will have for two months. And the Brewers still have as good of a shot as anyone to sign him in the off season if they want to spend that mich money for 5 year on a guy that probably only has 2 good years left before his fat @$$ starts to break down (he is already a defensive liability and would serve better as a DH than a OF).
You Cubs fans are S-M-R-T smart!
As for Prioir, I really liked what I saw last outing and think he will only get better and get his control back over the next few starts.
The only way you could possibly think that this is fair deal is if you coco cordero is actually gonna keep it up. its onyl a matter of time that the NL catches on to him just liek turnbow. the bottom line is that you can only get away with throwing 98 until the hitters figure you out.
The biggest mistake IMO is that they traded cruz. He was their best minor leaguer they had in their minor league systems, and could have easily taken over as the everyday LF, as could gwynn or hart.
My Problem is that in trading lee, they have no chance of making the playoffs, and yet they trade away one of their best young prospects for 2 mediocre players (at best) and AAA laynce nix.They needed lee between overpaid jenkins and Fat P.O.S. Fielder, and now they dont have that protection.(even though I agree he is a bum in the outfield)
They should have Dealt him for something they need, a solid RP and some $$$ or a middle of the line starter to put in for davis or ohka.
And on Prior, he just doesnt look the same out there. His fastball is still very live with good movement, and he is throwing the change for strikes. But as you may remember from 2003, what made him who he was, was his Knee Buckling curveball and his pin-point control. Those are the 2 main things he doesnt have working right now. Although i do believe in about 2-3 more starts he'll find his command, get his mechanics back in line, and find his curve and control. All he needs is another couple of weeks or setback-free pitching, and i think he will be back to the guy we saw as the #1 SP in the 2004 fantasy baseball drafts