Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Alex Rodriguez is headed to the DL so perhaps the Yankees are the leading candidate for Headley now.
Ampontan wrote:It's a safe bet to never put anything past the Yankees, but ARod is under contract until 2017.
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:He's also played a bunch of games in the outfield, so you never know.
What would you consider substantial? A ML player? One of our top five prospects? A prospect between six and ten?
Perhaps you are undervaluing defense. The foundation of every winning Orioles team that I remember in the last 45 years has been pitching and defense. Of course, that string included some very good hitting teams but it also included some light hitting teams that won primarily on their pitching and defense. If I were DD I would build this team on pitching, defense, and high OBP; and then hope some of those players were plus run producers.
You make a good point about the pitching and defense philosophy and I definitely don't mean to understate the importance of that as it relates to wins. I just don't like the idea of giving up one of our top five prospects for him. Mainly I'm thinking of Schoop as of course DD wouldn't send Machado or Bundy in a trade for Headley. Our farm system isn't that strong and if we're going to trade away some of our better prospects we should be getting more of a complete player who can hit for more power or average. I know you have to give up something to get something and if we could get Headley for say a package of hoes, johnson and arrieta I'd be okay with it. My guess is that the Padres want more than that though.
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