"Wheeler for Myers is a fair deal...nothing more nothing less... "
Fair, maybe. But still stupid.
"Fair, maybe. But still stupid."
Hey, I want to keep Wheeler as much as anyone but what if we agreed to 2 trades, and BOTH happened:
Wheeler for Myers
Dickey for Taijuan Walker/Trevor Bauer/Gerrit Cole/Danny Hultzen....a player like that. Bascially, we would be trading Dickey for another Wheeler. All of these guys are top 10 prospects.
Indirectly, it would be Dickey for Myers. Trading Wheeler would make sense ONLY if he is replaced by a pitching prospect of equal or better value.
Calling Flores mediocre is probably generous. The guy is the TENTH RATED THIRD BASE PROSPECT. That means nine teams have a higher rated third base prospect. Since most of them will be busts...what does that make Flores? Not great.
Flores used to be 98 0r 99 on the top 100 list, but has since dropped off. They guy is not highly thought of by people who are paid to know such things. Losing him is no big deal.
"Flores used to be 98 0r 99 on the top 100 list, but has since dropped off. "
Actually he was Pre-2009: Rated #47 Prospect Pre-2010: Rated #88 Prospect Pre-2011: Rated 59 Prospect.
He had a down year in 2011 but this year he actually had his best season of his career and hit better at AA which is the highest level he has been at than he has at any other level in his career.
I would not be one bit surprised to see him back in the top 100 when it comes out before next year, and once he gets to Vegas I expect him to put up ridiculous numbers.