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jlong1873 wrote:GIVING UP PHIL HUGHES = a big regret in 6 years, maybe a lot less. no matter how you look at it. If im the yanks I make a trade around Melky and Horne for an innings eater like Blanton, then use the money to sign a CF, say Aaron Rowand or A Jones if they like him. Thats a damn better team. IMO OF COURSE. I also would think their retarted if they give up Tabata, Abreus good for one more year then he should he out, perfect situation for tabata to come in. And hes better than Austin Jackson, ppl r dumb for thinking otherwise.
kemper5 wrote:Even if they sign Santana and give up Kennedy,Hughes and Cabrera as is most recently reported it will just get them maybe to the 1st round of the playoffs and then again they will bow out to a stronger team as usual.. Georgeo should keep his great young talent and just rebuild. George, you had a good run 10 years ago, just rebuild alreadt. No more Torre, Pettitte, Clemens, you overpay for Posada and Rivera and are fielding a bunch of 36-ish year old twilight stars..Just face reality and throw in the towel!
Dan Charette wrote:Good post AllDay and welcome to the Cafe.
I think there's more than one way to look at this potential trade.
This is a good trade as far as 2008. They could make a run for the world series.
But for the future, sure they'll have Santana. But they have so many older players that they will have many spots to fill. Posada, Giambi, Matsui, Damon, Abreau. are all starting to get old. All of them might have 2 or three pretty good years left, but they are on a downward slope as far as their stats.
Posada had a freakish year, and can't be expected to repeat last year's numbers.
Cabrera seems to be improving and he adds young legs to their lineup and defence.
If Hughes develops into an ace then this will make this deal even worse.
I have mixed feelings about this trade. Since they have so much money, they could probably afford to replace the older players when they need to.
Part of this being a good trade is that the Red Sox won't get him. The Sox would be scary with a rotation of Santana, Beckett, Dice-K, Schilling and Lester.
I think the Yankees will end up with him, since the Sox don't want to part with Ellsbury.
But if the innings pitched start to get to Santana, this trade could be a disaster. Santana is not too big and he throws hard, so arm problems are a possibility. It's a tough call, and only time will tell.
This is certainly a subject worthy of debate.
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