glen a richter wrote:
The Yankees pitching is in such a shitstorm, and you know those dirtbags will do anything to stack their team.
I guarantee the return for Carp would be Montero and probably one of the pitching prospects, perhaps Manuel Banuelos. As an elitist New York prick privy to the ins and outs of Yankees baseball, that would be equivalent to highway robbery, and all because the fukking Yankees couldn't go one year not being competitive. Man-Ban will be a consistent 17 game winner on a good team and Montero has finally learned how to play defense plus his bat is good for 30/100 every season in a decent lineup.
And it's trades like that which are why I can't stand the Yankees anymore. I like Robby Cano and Phil Hughes and that's pretty much it. They'll trade their soul for a chance to beat the Red Sox, even if it means gutting the minors entirely.
So you're saying the Cards should do it????
My first instinct is to let them overpay in talent for him in a heartbeat, but it obviously depends on the deal and how the season is going. It depends on how much they give and if we are contenders.
I don't really expect us to contend for a WS this year. We have a shot at the division because you never know who is going to step up, but we would be a longshot in the playoffs. If we're out of it at the trade deadline, and they overpay, take it in a heartbeat. Carpenter has been great for us, and I'd love for him to retire as a Cardinal. But, he turns 36 in April, and only has this year plus an option left on his contract. He would turn 38 in April of a new contract, so not having him at that point isn't devastating. And, if we aren't going to contend this year and won't contend next year without Pujols, I'd MUCH rather have an abundance of young talent.
Basically, Carpenter can't bring us a WS by himself, but young talent might be able to do it in the future. That being said, that's a long way off. We have no idea how this year is going to turn out. Losing Waino is huge, but maybe Garcia turns into an ~ace. Maybe Berkman plays like 2005 and Freese plays 150 games at the level he started last year. I'm not predicting these things, but there are some things that could make trading Carpenter a bad move.