Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
davell wrote:I guess its possible. I just doubt they'd give a break on Colome's price though. They supposedly want to drop 15 mill off their payroll. They've got a bunch of ways to get there. In Ramos' case, I'd guess they'd hold him until a contenders C got hurt and suck whatever bit of value he's got, that way.
I'm not saying this means you get Colome for a song, but if the Rays know they can make a deal that cuts 14 million(Colome + Ramos), maybe they don't haggle quite so much knowing that the rest of their offseason then has a lot more flexibility, considering there probably isn't a line of suitors for Ramos and the other contracts they could clear are almost all guys who are more crucial to their success(save maybe Odorizzi, who won't clear as much $ as Ramos anyway).
Ok, yeah, I can see that. Kind of a path of least resistance approach, but it does make sense. I hope they blow it up. Considering we've heard no rumors on other SP's being available thru trade, I really do think Archer is going to be dealt. Too many teams in need.
On the other hand though.....With all the pen arms on the market, I think that'll hurt the Colons market quite a bit. I can see them holding off on him until mid season, where reliever prices go up dramatically anyway.
Additional rule: you have to have one or the other.The only exception is you have an amazing board name. davell, I'm looking at you; put up a [expletive] avatar or something if your name only sounds like somebody tried say Dave as they lapsed into a coma.