Saturday, May 12, 2007

You be the GM, would you do this trade?

Cubs get Igawa and Arod
Drays get Veal, Hughes, and Gallager
Yanks get Zambrano, Iwamura, and Marshall

They cubs get a decent pitcher who does have a high walk total and high era. But was giving hardly a chance to get adjusted to the ML. He does have good stuff and the Yanks would be willing to give him up since he is now in the minors. The cubs also get a HOF player in Arod. It is hard to think the Yanks would give him up after the MVP April Arod had but the Yanks have always been a " what have you done for me lately team" so that could change quickly if he cools off and doesn't come up with big hits. It would be a dream to see Arod in a cubs uniform and reunited with sweet lou. By getting Arod you add 40 Hrs, 20 sb, and he was a gold glove at SS( which where he would be playing). The cubs would of course release Izzy or trade him. Igawa would take the place of Z in the rotation( he cant pitch any worst than Z did so far). Yes the cubs wouldn't have a solid #1 starter but they haven't had one all year so what is the difference. You would have a solid starting 5 for the first time this year. I honestly think this trade for the cubs would put them in the playoffs.

The Drays get more young pitching talent in which they need desperately. Veal is a year away and is very good prospect with tons of upside. Hughes (who is recovering from a hamstring injury) showed why he is the Yanks top pitching prospect by taking a NO-No into the 7th before being taken out. He would fit in right away with the Rays young starting rotation. Another player that could fit in the rotation this year or the next is Sean Gallager. He is another top prospect in the Cubs organization and could really help the rays. The rays do give up there steal of the off season by getting Iwamura for really cheap. Paid a 4.5 Mil posting fee and are paying him 3 years 7.7 million with an option for the 4th. This wouldn't hurt the rays that bad considering how Upton, Cantu and Wigginton are playing.

The Yanks would have a really dominate rotation that would send them to the WS. Have Mussina, Clemens, Wang, Zambrano, and Pettite for there rotation would be a dream for Yankee fans. Zambrano doesn't come cheap tho but nothing does for the Yankees. They give up there disappointing LHP Igawa which isnt that bad. They also give up there top prospect Hughes and the HOFer Arod. But the thing that eases that pain is having the 5 big horses in the rotation and acquiring a decent left-hander in Marshall who showed promise last year fo the cubs and a really good 3b in Iwamura that takes Arods place and is a sixtenth of the Salary so maybe they can throw more money at Zambano next season to make him stay while still have a really good defensive and hitting 3rd baseman.

To me this is a win for all the teams above. Drays get young pitching, Cubs get a HOFer and a decent pticher, and the Yankees get the best rotation in baseball and a young talented 3b to replace AROD and dump his salary and risk losing him for nothing in the off season when he opts out.

What do you guys think?


Jonathan said...

i would never trade hughes, not even straight up for zambrano. That is how good i think he is going to be. Not only in terms of stuff but in terms of makeup. And to trade him to the rays so he can torment us for years to come? i think not!

Anonymous said...

The Yankees would do that about never, come on get real.

Anonymous said...

There is no way, if I were the GM, I would trade 3 promising minor league pitchers along with our only number 1 in Zambrano in any trade. Especially one where the only pitcher we would get back is an unproven import. I might consider trading these 3 potentially good young pitchers if 2 stud pitchers like Santana and Liriano or Haren and Harden were coming back.
I don't understand your unnatural man love for Igawa. Yes, he put up somewhat decent numbers in Japan, but he was never the dominant pitcher that Zambrano, Veal, or Gallagher appear to be. Most experts on ESPN, Fox, and SI thought that Igawa would be at best a number 4 or 5 when he came over, regardless of the team signed him.

Jason said...

i think it would make more sense to leave the rays out of it and just trade Z, marshall, veal, gallagher, and maybe someone like derosa or a 3rd base prospect for hughes, igawa, and a-rod

Jason said...

it would make more sense to leave the rays out of it and trade veal, gallagher, marshall, a 3rd base prospect or derosa to the yanks for hughes, igawa, and a-rod

Anonymous said...

Are you a Cub fan? Seriously you would give up a front line starter, your 2 best minor league pithcing propsects and a third potential starter for a AAA pitcher and ARod. That is high price tag for Arod who may opt out of his deal at the end of the season and a Japanese pitcher who is not major league ready. Z may be struggling but he has a history of putting up good numbers... have some faith.

Anonymous said...

so the drays would get Veal, Hughes, and Gallager
for Imawura? Wow, thats a steal for the drays.