Matt P wrote:I would imagine we would have to trade at least one of a Schoop/Bridwell/etc. to land Headley and I would be fine with it. Not all prospects pan out and Headley has done well in the majors. I wouldn't want to trade any guys like that for a half season rental to try and make a push this season but for a guy with a few years left on his contract is fine in my opinion.
CSPitt17130 wrote:Matt P wrote:I would imagine we would have to trade at least one of a Schoop/Bridwell/etc. to land Headley and I would be fine with it. Not all prospects pan out and Headley has done well in the majors. I wouldn't want to trade any guys like that for a half season rental to try and make a push this season but for a guy with a few years left on his contract is fine in my opinion.
Ignoring current records, do you think this team is a playoff contender by adding Headley? I don't. And I agree with OriolesRedskins28 that they're not in any position to sacrifice the future in order to put a better team on the field now just because they've won more games than they've lost two months into the season.
A_K wrote:I like Headley and think he's a good strong target for a team looking to upgrade at 3B, whether that's the O's or anyone else. He's patient at the plate and has had his power numbers sapped by Petco while playing clean and efficient defense at the corner. Good player who I think the Padres should look to move this season. A trade would be good for the players, the Padres, and whoever picks him up.
But with two arbitration years left, he'd be a pretty expensive player to bring in, I'm guessing. If you're looking at it as more than a short term move-- which I imagine everyone advocating for the trade would be doing-- then you need to consider how much closer the O's are to contending over the next 5-6 years with Headley as their everyday 3B. If you think he's good enough to pencil in for 5-6 years on a contending team in the AL East, the trade makes sense. If not, it doesn't. I think reasonable people can come to different conclusions on that choice.
ofahn wrote:I can respect your desire to confine our acquisitions to players "good enough to pencil in for 5-6 years on a contending team in the AL East" but you need to trade an Adam Jones to get those guys and we don't have any spare Adam Jones to trade. You can still build a winning team with baby steps.
A_K wrote:If there's a way to trade for him without giving up Schoop (obviously Machado and Bundy are off the table), then I'd be willing to consider it a prudent move. The ultimate determination, however, would depend on the context provided by the other moves they make. I like to see teams building their roster with a clear direction. If you trade, say, Bridwell and Hoes for Headley, and then turn around and move Hardy for prospects (totally hypothetical), that's when I check out.
osforlife wrote:I read that article too. I would be very happy to see Headley coming to Baltimore with Reynolds out of the way.
http://fanspeak.com/orioles/2012/05/18/ ... d-explore/ Here's the article. The author says we would have to part with something along the lines of Avery, Townsend, and T.Berry.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:I'd give that up in a Heartbeat to be honest. Avery is expendable to me now because they locked up Jones.
Townsend and Berry are borderline prospects at this point until they really prove more.
I think Headley is a great option. I imagine he would hit a few more HR away from that spacious park