hot4tx wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:I might be crazy but there is one team that has a stocked farm system, needs pitching help and is in the playoff hunt for the first time in a while... the Texas Rangers.
I'm sure 29 other teams would love to have him too but I'd expect Toronto to ask for the moon.
For myself and every single Rangers fan I've talked to, I hope not. Rangers are doing much more than we all expected, but we are not one pitcher away from being the best team in baseball. At this point trading away high prospects for a short term player doesn't make sense. Maybe next year or 2011, 2012 I could see them making a move but usually with this kind of solid core of youngsters there's no reason to do it.
Also throw in the fact that Hicks can't add any more salary (probably can't even sign either of the two 1st round picks this year) and I don't think he has room to add any big name player.
The Angels were greedy with their young "studs" a few years ago. Ask those fans how Woods, Kendrick, and company are helping them now a days. Fact is, these young "studs" are very unpredictable. Most will never pan out.
I remember a lot of Tiger's fans being upset trading Maybin and Miller for Cabrera. Both Maybin and Miller were top 10-15 prospects at the time of the trade. Now it looks like both Maybin and Miller are fringe MLB players.
I for one wouldn't mind the Tiger's packaging Porcello and a couple other pieces for Halladay. Fact is, the Porcello is going to have to be rested in September and October to avoid a huge increase in word load. That isn't going to help the Tigers this year. With Verlander, Halladay, and Jackson, all the Tigers would have to do is make the playoffs in a bad AL Central. In a series, I'd take those three pitchers over anyone (outside maybe Boston).