Thanks for the replies so far guys. All of them are well thought out and helpful.
The Profar/Bundy owner thought I was asking for too much so looks like that idea is out. He just doesnt value SP as much as I do I suppose.
The Kinsler trade is still on the table and there would have to be a few addtional pieces on each side to make it work (Cap space and roster size considerations)
I inherited the team this offseason and feel like it is very strong, perhaps top 5 in the league. This team went to the Championship match last year.
Lots of very cheap SP:
Morrow $3.5/3, Johan Santana $3/2, EJax $3/2. E Santana $2/1, Samardj $1/1, Iwakuma $1/1, Vargas $1/1
For bats I started with Morneau, Beltre, Cruz, and Castro at or below market value, added Kemp + Fielder via FA auction, and traded away a huge albatross Romero contract for a slightly overpaid Victorino to round out my OF. I also have D'arnaud on my MiLB roster so really a couple months of C and 2B are my only question marks (KJohnson and Everth Cabrera currently for 2B).
So do you think Kinsler could put this team over the top? And I suppose more importantly, is Sale expendable?
I really really fear a major injury to Sale is imminent, and hes currently at the peak of his value, which is why im trying to trade him now fwiw.