People laughed at me when I suggested we go after Peavy before the deadline. Everyone came back with various qualitative and quantitative info and the verdict was we already had plenty of #2 type guys and I was a douche bag for even mentioning that we needed an established shut down ace.
Listen, I respect saber metrics and I see its value. However, in the playoffs none of that stuff matters. It's about having that guy the whole damn organization knows can shut them down. Yeah I know Price didn't do well the other night. However, we got talented twenty nothing's out there who don't know how to win big games.
We need David Price and we should pay to get him. Not Mark Texiera payment but we should pay and make damn sure he's on our team next year. We have the pitching depth to make it happen.
Northcraft, Martin or Wood or Gilmartin, Uggla (Half his salary)
maybe something with Gattis in there
Gattis, Northcraft, Uggla (Half his salary)
Tampa loves Uggla type guys that they can resurrect on the cheap. Tampa has to replenish talent via trades now a days since they win every year. Can't do it in the draft. They have a need at catcher, SS, and they always love pitching. So give it to them and be done with it. We have the depth at both catcher and pitching.