RD's Guardians PR Man!
- Dec 8, 2016
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I think "Bieber for a bat" is wishful thinking. At least in the terms of a one for one deal outside of someone like Santander. I don't want that to be true, but I regretfully believe that to be true. If you want a real bat then we're talking about dealing any of Kwan, Clase or McKenzie. Everyone else will have to be packaged.
I feel like the return for Bieber will be less than Burnes but greater than Kluber... Kluber we targeted a MLB bat in DeShields and Clase as a prospect in a sense... So for Bieber I could see a stop gap guy like Santander or a bat like Norby but plus a Povich in a sense...
Let's say we start spring training with Norby, Povich, Cabrera for Rocchio and Bieber... We don't lose anything in 24, since Cabrera would be our 4th starter... Povich adds depth and Norby could take RF... Now I know you don't like Povich, I am just using him as a rank of a prospect in a sense.
In my mind... if we move Bieber, i feel like it will for a bat plus a prospect then moving Rocchio for a Cabrera makes a ton of sense... I don't see us moving Rocchio for a pitcher if we don't move Bieber sincerely to be honest... This is just my opinion though...
I still love the idea of Cabrera and De La Cruz for Rocchio. You think the Marlins would even consider it?
Edited to say that I didn't even pay attention to who posted it. I thought you did Gson until I looked. No wonder I love it. LOL
De La Cruz is alright, but even though he hit 19 HRs... He had a negative bWAR and his stats have gone down since he was a rookie and not increased and his defense is considered a negative, though you do want to max your return for Rocchio...
I'd personally go something like Rocchio for Cabrera, LHRP Josh Simpson and C Banfield and plan on having Banfield be Hedges replacement in 24 on the 40 man in a sense...