There is not a player in baseball I would trade Lawrie for.
Hard to argue there. So incredibly valuable. No one to replace him at third except double E.
You'd have to offer me probably a Cy Young caliber SP and a serviceable DH for me to even think about it.
off top of my head.. no on Trout.. would have to put though into others.. that is with considering salaries..
"Complete conjecture. Rejected outright. "
With the benefit of hindsight, it may prove to be very telling in the case of Pineda.. hedging bets on breakout year and disregarding previous scouting reports..
"disregarding previous scouting reports"
You mean like Lawrie being a poor defender with only gap power? Breakouts happen.
"I wouldn't say its 3 >>>, but I'm more of a fan of Teheran than I am of Pineda going forward."
Now that we've actually seen some of the health concerns come to fruition, I agree. At the time of the deal though I wouldn't have.
"Lol, Lawrie and another prospect. Right..."
I lol'd too.
First I'd heard of these types of comments though. Source Jayson Stark:
"I needed a fresh start. I needed a new team," said Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie to ESPN's Jayson Stark about his trade from the Brewers. Lawrie feels Milwaukee tried to change his effusive personality, though GM Doug Melvin disagrees.
Google "Cotts Contracts"
All of your needs will be satisfied.