|By Jason A. Churchill||By 11-07-2012|
|1. By: iheartfelix on 11-07-2012 19:37:40|
If they offered Gordon for Walker and Franklin I would take it. Walker has all the upside in the world, but is still a year+ away and carries the inherent risk of a pitcher. I like Franklin a lot too, but unless he can stick at SS the M's might end up looking to move him anyway with Ackley, Seager, Romero, and Miller creating a possible log jam at 2B.
|2. By: titans12 on 11-07-2012 19:39:38|
Gordon would be the perfect fit for our team. If we could get him for Paxton Franklin Ramirez and sign Pagan we would have a solid lineup.
1 Pagan CF
2 Ackley 2B
3 Gordon LF
4 Montero DH
5 Seager 3B
6 Smoak 1B
7 Jaso C
8 Saunders RF
9 Ryan SS
|3. By: Tpatt253 on 11-07-2012 23:48:30|
good write up here, i think all the points are hit. pretty safe to assume royals are going to look into trading hitting for pitching. i cant imagine they could get help in pitching dealing butler who makes alot more sense for them to part with.
seems like KC would have to REALLY love our SPs to deal gordon.
|4. By: Tpatt253 on 11-08-2012 00:04:04|
edit...i think KC CAN get valuable pitching help from butler who seems much easier to part with.
|5. By: docsmith on 11-08-2012 03:59:33|
I had thought this was one of the guys I'd be willing to go all in for....but his age is troubling me. He is in his peak now...matter of fact, age 29 is starting the back side of his peak. Superstars have broad arcs to their peaks. Look at his numbers, my concern is that he is a classic "peak year" player who is really good from 27-29/30 yrs old, and then tails off, sometimes dramatically. Also, those peak years don't necessarily line up with the rest of the M's. So we get 1-2 really good years for....Walker, AND xxx or Paxton, Franklin AND xxx....
I don't want to over value prospects....but this one is causing me a lot more concern than I thought it would.
BTW...a few years ago, when the Angels were dominating the West, I looked at their average player age for each year they were good. Each time their average player age was consistently in the 27-29 range.
|6. By: maqman on 11-08-2012 11:37:37|
Gordon is a high value piece and he will indeed cost a lot of potential to get. I suppose it just comes down to who wants who and how much. I don't see Butler as a fit as we have plenty of DH types already. Moustakas is interesting and would be less expensive and probably more available than Gordon. He put up 3.5 fWAR this year. The value of 1 WAR is most likely going up the next few years with all the new media money in the game. I'm guessing it will be close to $6MM after this off season than $5MM.
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