Tag:Gorkys Hernandez
Posted on: February 27, 2008 7:02 am
Edited on: May 25, 2008 12:20 am

Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects for 2008

1: Jordan Shafer/OF http://youtube.com/watch?v=yA_jIcw0LPo

2: Jason Heyward/OF http://youtube.com/watch?v=DOcIjWys60c

3: Jair Jurrjens/RHP Acquired from Detroit Tigers for Edgar Renteria

4: Brandon Jones/OF http://youtube.com/watch?v=9jw9ucmFk0k

5: Gorkys Hernandez/OF Acquired from Detroit Tigers for Edgar Renteria

6: Tommy Hanson/RHP

7: Brent Lillibridge/SS

8: Cole Rohrbough/LHP

9: Jeff Locke/LHP

10: Julio Teheran/RHP

Just Missed: Diory Hernandez(2B); Brandon Hicks(SS)

Posted on: January 19, 2008 4:22 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2008 2:42 pm

4 trades I would like to see......

There have been over 10 trades this off-season involving MLB-veterans. Some were deals involving more than 5 players going to another team like the Orioles-Astros deal, the Tigers-Marlins deal and the Athletics-D'backs deal. With about 20 days remaining until Pitchers and catchers report, many deals are still left on the table. There are still players that can decide whether you are a pretender or contender like Erik Bedard, Johan Santana and Brian Roberts. There are teams looking to rebuild, casting off veterans like the O's and A's. There will never be a day in the life of the MLB where a trade rumor about a player and a team ceases to exist. With that, I bring you some trades I see coming as this MLB season approaches.

player photo Minnesota Twins trade LHP Johan Santana to the New York Mets for OF Fernando Martinez, RHP Philip Humber, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Kevin Mulvey and LHP Aaron Heilman

After pondering it over, the Twins will realize they have to deal Johan soon. If the trade deadline comes, you will almost have to deal him off no matter what the bidder bids because you don't wanna give him up to free agency and not get anything back. If the Mets put this offer in play, the Twins have to take it. You have to get him off of your hands ASAP because you need something back. The Mets can give the Twins just that with 4 pitchers and the coveted outfielder they want. If the Mets want to win the East, they have to give up the future for now. With the money the Mets have, there is no need for future when they can just buy it.

player photo Baltimore Orioles trade LHP Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners for OF Adam Jones, SS Carlos Truinfel, LHP Brandon Morrow and 2B Yung-Chi Chen

Bedard has about the same price as Santana does. He has more years left on his contract and a lower contract but has shown his CY Young candidate side in only 2 seasons. Bedard would put the Mariners next to the Angels in the West. Adam Jones would give the O's the CF they need and they would have Truinfel as the shortstop of the future around 2010. Brandon Morrow would be the new "ace" when he is ready and Chen would take over 2B immediatley if Roberts is dealt. Bavasi has placed Morrow on the "untouchable" list, but he has changed his mind about prospects over the past week like crazy. The M's have been known to covet Bedard and want him very bad, if the Mariners actually offered this, I think Andy MacPahil may tak it. Unless the Reds swoop in with Votto, Bailey, Cueto and Encarnacion.

player photo Baltimore Orioles trade 2B Brian Roberts to the Atlanta Braves for OF Gorkys Hernandez and SS Brent Lillibridge

Roberts hasn't been linked to the Braves and the Braves haven't been linked to a 2B, but Kelly Johnson is not the answer. If the Mets get Johan, the Braves just about automatically fall to atleast 3rd in the East. The Phillies have already, in my opinion, gotten better with adding Brad Lidge and putting Brett Myers back in the rotation and dont really have a weak spot, other than 3B. The Braves also have 3 outfield prospects ranked higher than hernandez in Brandon Jones, Jason Heyward and Jordan Shafer, so they wouldn't be giving up  alot with hernandez, not too mention they have Francoeur still. Plus, they have Yunel Escobar maning the shortstop area, so Lillibridge may become available. Roberts is an All-star 2B and in the Top 5 at the position in MLB. Plus, this gives the O's a good outfield prospect and a shorstop that can come up and get the starting job automatically. I can't see or want to see Luis Hernandez getting the starting nod every day for the 2008 Orioles.

player photo Oakland Athletics trade RHP Huston Street to the San Francisco Giants for RHP Henry Sosa, SS Manny Burriss,  OF Nate Schierholtz and OF Fred Lewis

The Athletics are becoming a team of prospects and the Gigantes are trying to contend in a stacked NL West. One thing the Giants need is a closer. Huston Street is up for auction as another one of the A' trade chips. Billy Beane, known by many as one of the best GM's in baseball would trade with Brian Sabean, known as one of the worst GM's in baseball would try to strike a deal. The A's would get a future top of the line pitcher, a shortstop to take over for, dare I say, Bobby Crosby,  an Outfielder that would fit in well with Carlos Gonzalez and Travis Buck and another outfielderr that can step in right away. Heck, with Beane wanting a lot and Sabean giving a lot, i wouldn't be surprised if the A's got another player in this deal.


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