What kind of right handed hitter could we get in return for CP?
Guy is clearly a tool.
First, your link doesn't work.
Aside from that, I had no problem trading CP before the season, and I would have no problem trading him right now, except for the fact that our bullpen depth is depleted compared to what it was before the year. Pestano can easily close, I have no question about that. But our set-up roles are very unclear at the moment. Hagadone has struggled, Barnes is brand new. Smith would be fine from the right side, but until you find a legit, reliable lefty, I just don't think you can afford to move pieces around in that bullpen right now.
As I said, two months ago I would have wholeheartedly agreed, but that was before we lost Raffy Perez, before Hagadone started struggling with his control, before CC Lee got hurt, etc.
Hopefully this link works,
I had no problem with CP talking about the attendance because that directly affects him.
But talking about LeBron James and the Browns?! Come on...
Let's keep trading good players for prospects. That will definitely work out.
Cmon trade an All-Star closer who is young for someone like Michael Brantley or Matt LaPorta
I supported Chris Perez last season and I support him even more so this season.
Adaree should be happy because Chris' numbers are across the board are even better this season than last season (K/9, BB/9, FIP, etc).
Even if Vinnie can take over as a lights out closer (we won't know that until he gets the job), that leaves us with a hole for the 7th and 8th inning setup jobs. I haven't crunched the numbers, but I think we have lost only one game this season where we led after 7 innings (opening day - Perez's only blown save).
f we trade Rage or Vinnie (or both), I'm concerned that we WILL lose more than we MIGHT gain.
If I'm the GM, somebody has to knock my socks off to get Chris Perez.
Chris will be 27 July1. He has been very good as our closer for 3 years (2 1/2, really), and I know that closers can be hot and cold from year to year, but I like the thought of having him as our closer for 5 or more years.