You don't trade away your workhorse starter and another potential starter in Davis for the #1 prospect in the game, just to turn around and trade off Myers elsewhere.....That is total stupidity and the RFO is not stupid.....As for Stanton, the Marlins woulds want at least 3 ML players, 2 pitchers and a position player plus a prospect or two to let Stanton go and the Rays, even though they are deep in pitching cannot afford to do that......
When you make a trade you try and make it a win-win on both sides....In the case of pitching for the Marlins and power for the Rays, it is not a win-win. Why? Simply because the Marlins get some good young pitching for now and the future, the Rays get the power they need, but also weaken their pitching, the main thing that has been the backbone of their success.......Just not feasible to do.....I also agree with tkrng that if all the potential of Myers comes through he can be just as good or better than Stanton and be another Mike Trout.....
Keep Myers, keep the pitching intact and look elsewhere, which is just what Andrew will do.
Yea trop, watch out for the end of the dock. It drops off quick!
Well, if you can predict Meyers will someday put up Stanton like numbers (by the way Stanton isn't close to his potential at 23), I can predict that Stanton will develop into a Mantle like super star.
We're both predicting the future which hasn't happened yet. So who knows if are predictions are accurate. Only time will tell.
Although I sometimes predictions, I call it crystal-ball busting for the above reasons.
Last season, the Rays had 1,323 team strikeouts, fifth highest among the 30 MLB teams (the highest total was 1,387) ... and Pena, Upton, Scott and Roberts combined for nearly 500 of them! So ... significantly reducing strikeouts alone will automatically make for a MUCH better offensive team! (And, Escobar, Loney and Myers haven't evidenced anywhere near the propensity to strike out as Pena, Upton and Scott did.)