Frank Rizzo wrote:
I thought I was upgrading with 2 second half studs and the guy I'm trading with may not even make the playoffs. I don't need Abreu nor Granderson with my OF. What if I got a swap of Cain for Billingsley in that same trade? Would that be better?
Because you gave it to me with the new team already in place, I didn't see that you didn't need Abreu and Granderson. All I saw was the moving pieces. My bad. Yeah, the trade's not bad. Pedroia should be better as a weak 2nd baseman than Hardy was as a weak SS.
Sorry. So are you down with it or just lukewarm? If I tried to strongarm Billingsley for Cain do you think I'm asking too much?
I tried to play the same trade to him but with Teixeira instead of Atkins and me giving Giambi instead of Lowell. He called me on it and came back with me giving him Kinsler/Hardy/Granderson/Abreu/Cain for Pedroia/Rollins/Pence/Billingsley. It's not enough for me. I wonder if he'd go one step more and throw in Atkins for Lowell? I think he really wants Kinsler.
Thanks for all your help.