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What this team needs at the trade deadline


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I hate to say it but this is the year that the Greinke trade would have really helped. If Dipoto could pull off something similar, I'd support it - even if it made our already barren farm system absolutely desolate.

 

But imagine this: a package for Felix Hernandez. What would it take? I think a five-player package, something like:

 

One of Bourjos or Trumbo

Garret Richards

Any three prospects in the Angels system - from among Calhoun, Cron, Cowart, Lindsey, Grichuk, Maronde, Stamets, Yarbrough

 

But even that wouldn't be enough. Even with throwing one of Bourjos and Trumbo and Richards, the Angels would need to offer up at least one prospect with true star potential - and I don't think they have any. Even if we buy the Lindsey hype train, he's still probably "only" another Todd Walker, and none of the other players look any better than future average to above average major leaguers.

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Ugh AJ.  I would not.

 

How many deadline blockbusters actually work?  I'd wager it's less than 20%.  No way the Angels are in a position to make that kind of play.

 

I'd normally agree with you, but in the rare case of someone like Felix Hernandez I'd think it would be worth considering. King Felix is still only 27 years old and among the best pitchers in baseball. With questions around Jered Weaver he'd give the Angels a true ace for the next half decade. If Weaver comes back to form, they are a tremendous 1-2 punch.

 

As I wrote in the "trade Trumbo?" thread I'd also consider Cliff Lee or some package from the Padres that includes Andrew Cashner. In truth, Trumbo's real trade value might be Cashner alone - who is a very talented young pitcher - but they might be able to pry another young player from the Padres, like disgraced juicer Yasmani Grandal.

 

I wouldn't trade Trumbo out of desperation, but he may serve the team's chances of winning - at least this year - in a trade for a pitcher.

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King Felix got his ass handed to him last night and now AJ wants to trade one of the two of the guys went yard on him, the reliever that shut the door on the Mariners hit parade and three of our best prospects. I never knew Tony Reagins went by AJ.

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I hate to say it but this is the year that the Greinke trade would have really helped. If Dipoto could pull off something similar, I'd support it - even if it made our already barren farm system absolutely desolate.

 

But imagine this: a package for Felix Hernandez. What would it take? I think a five-player package, something like:

 

One of Bourjos or Trumbo

Garret Richards

Any three prospects in the Angels system - from among Calhoun, Cron, Cowart, Lindsey, Grichuk, Maronde, Stamets, Yarbrough

 

But even that wouldn't be enough. Even with throwing one of Bourjos and Trumbo and Richards, the Angels would need to offer up at least one prospect with true star potential - and I don't think they have any. Even if we buy the Lindsey hype train, he's still probably "only" another Todd Walker, and none of the other players look any better than future average to above average major leaguers.

Why would we trade for a guy we own? If we HAVE Felix, we can't rough up Felix.

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I'd normally agree with you, but in the rare case of someone like Felix Hernandez I'd think it would be worth considering. King Felix is still only 27 years old and among the best pitchers in baseball. With questions around Jered Weaver he'd give the Angels a true ace for the next half decade. If Weaver comes back to form, they are a tremendous 1-2 punch.

 

No way Seattle does this. They made a big deal of keeping Felix Hernandez in town as a message to their fans that they weren't going to be in perpetual rebuilding mode like so many other clubs. Trading a potentially dominant pitcher and #1 starter to a division rival isn't happening either.

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