MI help in trade?
Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:04 PM
Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:46 PM
Patrick Henry in 1775 uttered these words in an address to the Virginia Convention to convince the Virginia house of Burgesses to deliver the Virginia troops to the revolution. I propose, that in hopes of acquiring a legitimate MLB SS (both offensively and defensively) you make a similiar appeal to TR and the front office which ends much the way Patrick Henry made his compassioned plea for action.
"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Buxton, Sano– but there is no time for waiting. The off-season is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of expensive pens signing lucrative contracts! Our brethren are already in the field (and at the desk)! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is money so dear, or prospects so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of 2014 success? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me an above average offensive shortstop who can handle the position defensively or give me a true front of the rotation starter!"
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:59 PM
I know the Nats are seeking a lefty bullpen arm and can't help wondering if Duensing or Thielbar could hold some appeal for them. Or maybe Doumit as a left-handed hitting bench bat. Throw in a semi-decent prospect and maybe they'd bite? I don't know, but Espinosa's exactly the sort of high-upside, long on team control guy I'd like to see the Twins target at shortstop, even with the big risk he doesn't amount to anything. That's what makes him affordable.