Posted: 07/01/2014 4:39 PM
What do you guys think?Let's be honest, it's going to cost Addison Russell. I'm going to assume Addison Russell and Dan Straily gets it done. But let's be clear this comes down to trading Addison Russell to boost the starting rotation.On the one hand, we have the best record in MLB, so this really is a year to go for it.
On the other hand, it would be really tough to trade a potential All Star, and we have financial limitations. We need players like Addison Russell to continue to succeed.It's really 50/50 for me right now.
Last edited 07/01/2014 4:41 PM by TheShef
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KingNat wrote: We need Russell more than we need another front-line starter, now or for the future. The development of homegrown (drafted) position players for the A's has been abysmal, and they'll need him to be an anchor after the current crop of stars reaches their free agency years.
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athleticpride wrote: I don't know if you can say past results are not indicative of future results
Posted: 07/02/2014 12:21 AM
Minstrel wrote: Sure, by that same token, Price could be one of those "anythings" that can swing a game or series, but I'd rather not trade 6+ cost-controlled seasons of a possible star shortstop on that pretty small hope. Of course, I'm one of the people who believe baseball postseasons are crapshoots, so I put the emphasis on reaching the playoffs as often as possible as opposed to trying to field one or two "loaded" teams.
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Elasmobranche wrote: As much as I'd love to have Price in our rotation, I wouldn't trade Russell for him. I believe the Rays would be justified in demanding him as the centerpiece of the prospect package (Price is, after all, an elite pitcher.) However, from the A's standpoint, Price wouldn't be under team control long enough to make it worthwhile - I believe just a year and a half. If the Rays could be persuaded to move on a package centered around Robertson, then I would be fine if the A's made a big play for Price. I just don't see that happening, though. About the only pitcher I can think of that I would give up Russell for would be Chris Sale.
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Oaktown2 wrote: Go big or go home. Trade Russel and any/every other spare part for Price and Zobrist. Do that deal and this team wins the WS. We would have Price next year as well so we could when Parker and Griffin return next year we will have an overabundance of top starters that we can use to trade for the next Addison Russell (or Josh Donaldson).
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blee1134 wrote: Oaktown2 wrote: Go big or go home. Trade Russel and any/every other spare part for Price and Zobrist. Do that deal and this team wins the WS. We would have Price next year as well so we could when Parker and Griffin return next year we will have an overabundance of top starters that we can use to trade for the next Addison Russell (or Josh Donaldson).The last time the A's traded for a star only to trade him later it went CarGo-Holliday-Wallace-Taylor-SanchezWhat happens if we trade Russell for Price, and Price allows 5 earned in 4 and 2/3 in the ALDS?
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