J35J wrote:bazzy_51 wrote:J35J wrote:
in regards to this... the Kemp deal, guy said he really didn't believe in what Kemp did last year, and looking at Cruz's minor league stats there was no way this guy couldn't compete a the big level, and he also needed a cheaper arm (pretty decent one in Cueto i think)... the halladay trade, guy didn't think it was that big of a drop off to beckett (with the better defense and lineup behind him in boston) and also the ability to get a strong young arm for his minor league system in Zimmerman... Soriano deal alot of people are looking for a possible 15/20 even 20/20 year, not to mention a strong strong #4 SP (in a league where you have to start 5 SP)... didn't really think these trades were THAT far off?
Actually they are pretty terrible.
Kemp is a 3rd, maybe 4th rounder
Cruz is a 10-12th rounder
Cueto is a 15-20th rounder
Soriano is a 2nd rounder
Werth is a 10-12th rounder
Jimenez is a 15-20th rounder
Now, there's the old adage that draft position goes right out the window immediately following the draft, but we're not even 1 pitch into the season yet, so our projections should all still be essentially what they were a month ago or whenever the draft was held. The Kemp and Soriano deals are both horrible for the teams getting 2.