|By Adam H. Wong||By 10-27-2012|
|1. By: rrwrayiii on 10-27-2012 19:48:26|
I like it... I really do. I can see Seager having a Major League average career at 3B, being a nice piece to our team, but Lawrie could be the guy in the top 5 at the position to push us over that hump. I feel the organization has quite a few guys with makeup resembling Seager, thus making him less unavailable. The guy I want the Mariners to make a push for is Jay Bruce. I think he could be that anchor in RF this franchise is dreaming of.
|2. By: ttvrdy on 10-27-2012 19:53:24|
Why not shift Seager to SS if Franklin is part of the trade?
|3. By: iheartfelix on 10-27-2012 21:11:15|
Would the Jays have any interest in Ackley?
If we could package him with one of the "Non-Big-Three" arms, like Maurer or Erasimo (as much as I love the little guy) and maybe another piece or two, would that get Lawrie here? If so Seager moves over to 2B with Lawrie at the hot corner. That would be very interesting...
Just how far out there is this thought?
|4. By: Adam H. Wong on 10-27-2012 21:40:47|
Seager can't play SS.
|5. By: titans12 on 10-27-2012 21:41:34|
No way Toronto would let this guy leave.Still think Alex Gordon is the best fit for this team.
|6. By: Seattlesteve on 10-28-2012 00:11:26|
I really like Lawrie but if we are going to trade for a cost controlled elite player I can't help but be excited about the KC rumors... A Myers for Paxton and ackley based package. Offseason is gonna be tight regardless..
|7. By: ripperlv on 10-28-2012 00:54:04|
I watched Lawrie quite a bit in AAA and I like him alot. Big energy guy. I'm no scout or expert, but I really enjoyed watching him tear up the ball all over the field for the 51's.
|8. By: Edman on 10-28-2012 02:39:37|
IMO, not a prayer in the world of Toronto trading Lawrie. Young, talented and cheap. He's a key to their future with big league experience.
|9. By: dewey on 10-28-2012 09:21:34|
One other thing he is Canadian and that does matter to the people of Canada
|10. By: Juan Valdez on 10-28-2012 11:22:05|
I don't know how true it is or if it's just one of those things that gets said once or twice and spread around the internet, but I know I've heard it said more than once that Zduriencik has a great big man-crush on Lawrie. Wasn't there a rumor last year that before the Montero deal went down, that Zduriencek tried to get a deal done for Lawrie and the Blue Jays simply weren't going there? Is there any reason to believe that the Blue Jays think differently now?
As much as I like Kyle Seager, I would probably give him up for Lawrie. Would Seager, Maurer, and something else get it done or do you have to give up one of the big three? The real question, it seems, is whether or not Toronto is willing to listen.
|11. By: maqman on 10-28-2012 11:45:16|
I don't think Toronto will listen on Lawrie. According to a Royals blog I read today they would listen on Mike Moustakas, who put up 3.7 fWAR this past season at 3B and Alex Gordon who had 12.8 total fWAR in the past two seasons. They need arms and we got some. They have been scouting K-Pax in the AFL but other pieces would have to be surrendered to get either of them. It comes down to what you want and what you got and what you have to give to get what you want. Trader Jack can wheel and deal with anyone.
|12. By: Juan Valdez on 10-28-2012 15:47:17|
Looking at the general idea of trades, the name of the game would seem to be trading your overvalued asset for someone else's undervalued asset(s). We've talked about that a million times on here so it should just be stating the obvious. That said, who are those players? On our side, which among our collection of minor and major league talent are overvalued at present? Around the rest of MLB, which players are undervalued? It would be interesting I think to see a list of top 10 under-the-radar major and minor league players that we could target.
|13. By: marinermutt on 10-28-2012 16:24:44|
If I could get Lawrie for Walker, you do it. But in my view, there is no way Toronto would take that. They would want way more.
|14. By: Timberwolf on 10-28-2012 22:01:08|
Agree with Dewey #9. Jays don't move Lawrie unless they have soured on him.
|15. By: Jerry on 10-29-2012 16:37:47|
This would be a great idea, if it were possible. But its not. Lawrie is not going to be available, because he is a cornerstone player for the Jays and they don't have anyone to take over at 3B.
If we sent Seager in the deal, that is a fairly marginal upgrade. Look at their numbers. Seager was actually a better player in 2012. Lawrie clearly has more upside, but how much is that marginal upgrade worth? If the M's are going to trade Seager plus for Lawrie, they'll be less able to make more pressing upgrades elsewhere.
Basically, it doesn't any sense for the Jays, and it doesn't make a ton of sense for the M's.
|16. By: roosevelt on 11-05-2012 14:27:42|
Toronto is NOT trading Lawrie.
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