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Some talk about trades

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 24, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I enjoy reading the assorted trade proposals people come up with.

Just a word of advice: Sending another team four decent prospects does not equal sending them one great one.

Texas is not going to take Tyler Clippard, Jeff Karstens, Chase Wright, Scott Proctor and a partridge in a pear tree for Mark Teixeira. They want Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain.

It’s really that simple. Guys like Karstens and Clippard have a degree of upside. But no GM is targeting them. Karstens and Hughes could bring the Yankees back something. But not Karstens and two or three other guys like him.

All of us – fans and media – tend to place too much value on players we know. Try and consider what the first question would be to the other team’s GM when the trade is announced.

How could Jon Daniels stand up at a podium and say he traded away Teixeira for a package of players the Yankees didn’t much need. Especially after his bad trade with Milwaukee last season? Keep in mind that Teixeira is a free agent after 2008, not this season.

I certainly can’t predict exactly what will happen. But I’d be very surprised if the Yankees traded for an All-Star caliber player before July 31.

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