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HARRISON ROSE
3 years 8 months ago

Want a CF…The white sox will give you Alex Rios for a hot dog

comebackkid814
3 years 8 months ago

Well, I am hungry…DEAL!!!
-Mike Rizzo’s stomach

rockfordone
3 years 8 months ago

Mike – Alex Rios is available – 

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 8 months ago

Dont do anything rash Rizzo, PLEASE!

okbluejays
3 years 8 months ago

TB would be wise to move BJ Upton…knowing TB’s front office, the will get a kings ransom for just an ok player.

3 years 8 months ago

Breaking news: B.J. is more than just OK.

3 years 8 months ago

BJ is a great defensive center fielder, and has good power/speed.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

he’s only been slightly above avg defensively according to uZR.

chris hines
3 years 8 months ago

UZR is a very flawed statistic. All defensive metrics should really be taken with a grain of salt, we just don’t have enough information to make an extremely accurate one yet.

TapDancingTeddy
3 years 8 months ago

I wonder if his spotty attitude will cost the Rays if they move him.  I think a lot of teams would pay more to get him if he was known as a constant hustle type of guy.

Mikey Roederer
3 years 8 months ago

Marlon Byrd still plays a pretty good CF wouldn’t cost you too terribly much, and is a great clubhouse guy…plus opens our outfield up..see win win

101andCounting
3 years 8 months ago

Byrd for LaRoche and Gorzelanny?

After Morse’s breakout last year, LaRoche is expendable. Gorzo’s a non-tender candidate who only ever really succeeded in Chicago. Fills the Cubs’ need for a 1B and a lefty SP, and the Nats finally get their CF.

101andCounting
3 years 8 months ago

Before I get burned at the stake, I mean “succeeded” compared to the rest of his career.

Willjhull
3 years 8 months ago

Wrong…

chico65
3 years 8 months ago

I’m having flashbacks to July

hallwagner
3 years 8 months ago

we already had marlon byrd, we dont want him again. also, make it happen rizzo, upton is what we need for that lineup, plus he’s a hometown guy (sort of)

3 years 8 months ago

These talks have been going on for 2 years now.  BJ going to the Nationals this offseason. I don’t think the Nats have much to offer that they’re willing to give up.

3 years 8 months ago

Most over rated Rays player ever.  Over last 3 yrs, he boasts a .235 average, .320 OBP.  Underwhelmed most like it.

kdawg89
3 years 8 months ago

Atleast he can play some great D and has been SOMEWHAT productive at the plate. Pat Burrell would be the most over rated Ray ever,or Maybe Vinny Castilla, or Greg Vaughn or…..

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

I hear you. Still managed 10.5 WAR over the three years.

Fifty_Five
3 years 8 months ago

If he can manage 4 WAR a year while batting .230, I think he should be considered underrated

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

That was sort of my point.

Fifty_Five
3 years 8 months ago

Just reiterating. Sorry if that wasn’t clear

diesel2410
3 years 8 months ago

I’d be fine with an Upton-Desmond swap. Maybe the Nats give the Rays a prospect too

Patrick Beliveau
3 years 8 months ago

Desmond and Jesus Flores?… maybe a low level prospect as well… sounds good to me for Upton… 

comebackkid814
3 years 8 months ago

That is actually a fair trade for both sides as the Rays have had interest in Desmond and Flores has decent upside plus i’m sure a low-level PTBNL could be in play as well but for some reason the Rays have this idea that Upton is worth the world and a half. 

NatsTown
3 years 8 months ago

I’d Be Ok with this

KoenWerkman
3 years 8 months ago

I prefer to see Fielder, instead of a new CF, Why not Bernadina till Harper is ready and move Werth to center first Bernadina leadoff than Desmond when Harper plays. And I think Reyes was also a good fit as a good batting leadoff and defensive shortstop. And they need a pitcher like CJ, Buerhle or Oswalt.

Willjhull
3 years 8 months ago

Because Bernadina is not a CF anymore in the eyes of the Nationals. 

NYPOTENCE
3 years 8 months ago

Instead of trading their prospects the Nationals should sign Cespedes. This way they can preserve their farm system while adding some potential talent. 

KoenWerkman
3 years 8 months ago

I Think Cespedes is way overrated he didn’t play any Major or even minor leauge game….

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

Neither did Ichiro.  he worked out ok.

KoenWerkman
3 years 8 months ago

True but i think the japenese baseball leauge is maby the best after the MLB (and maby AAA)…

LordD99
3 years 8 months ago

When assessing talent, I’ve heard evaluators say Japanese baseball is somewhere slightly above AAA in quality, but still quite short of MLB in quality.  The Cuban leagues, however, are compared to A ball, so it’s substantially lower.

People confuse the success of the Cuban National Team in international competition with the overall quality of the baseball in Cuba.  The Cuban National team is their best talent who play together for long stretches and are geared toward the rules of international play. 

Cespedes is talented, but a total question mark.   A lot less known about him than Ichiro.

nats2012
3 years 8 months ago

I just hope the Nats dont trade any pieces we have on the ML team.

nats2012
3 years 8 months ago

I wish Bernadina had 600 at bats last year because this guy has so much upside and I would love to see what he can do.

3 years 8 months ago

The Houston Astros would love to have someone patrolling center field like Peter Bourjos. Definitely not a match. The Astros will miss having such capable hands the likes of Michael Bourn in such a spacious outfield come opening day 2012.

A nice commodity to have and something Houston will be lacking until Austin/Springer/a long shot Wates makes it to the big leagues.

Teams tend to undervalue defense, which is hard to understand sometimes.

Ray Mitten
3 years 8 months ago

Why would we bring Willie Harris back?  The team should be moving forward, not backward.  Everyone on the bench last year (with the exception of Matt Stairs) was a HUGE upgrade over Harris.   I think this ‘rumor’ is more like wishful thinking of Bill Ladson.

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t want Upton.. Nationals need a lead off hitter and BJ hasn’t put up a respectable OBP since 2008

Sign Cespedes, please. 

3 years 8 months ago

Go Blockbuster!!!  Give AJ Cole, JZimm, PTBL Rendon, and Ramos/Norris to the Bucs for ACutch.  Or trade them Cole and Ramos/Norris for Starling Marte. 

FS54
3 years 8 months ago

Clearly a Pirates fan.

3 years 8 months ago

What, in your mind, would have been proper value there?

hallwagner
3 years 8 months ago

well with the players you listed the only fair return would be the entire pirates 40 man roster…

FS54
3 years 8 months ago

Nationals are still in progress to build a respectable farm system and you are suggesting that we give up two starting players and couple of prospects for one starter. Who will replace Ramos? and JZ? Besides Rendon has not shown his worth yet. I think Andrew is out of our reach. We should aim for a one-year rental like Upton or Pagan and then go after Bourn when he is a free agent.

Alexander_Brovechkin
3 years 8 months ago

Well, at least we found Omar Minaya’s handle.

3 years 8 months ago

Strasburg & Harper especially Harper…(Hes A Yankee Fan)…will be Yankees…Boras always takes his top guys too free agency…can’t wait

101andCounting
3 years 8 months ago

Sadly, I don’t think you’re wrong about Harper. Strasburg might surprise us. A lot of things could change by the time they reach FA.

FS54
3 years 8 months ago

I, a Nats fan, wouldn’t blame Harper. He has been a Yankees fan since childhood. I am pretty sure playing for them must be one of his childhood dreams. Nothing wrong with someone getting there.

Jamespfunk
3 years 8 months ago

Harper is also a Cowboys fan and Lakers fan.  Kind of shows they type of person he is.

FS54
3 years 8 months ago

What an argument! You must be right at whatever you were implying.

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

Jered Weaver says hi.

slepsta
3 years 8 months ago

Why would you need to be overwhelmed to move a guy with a .240/.322/.408 line the past three seasons?

$3513744
3 years 8 months ago

because

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

4 WAR in each of the last 2 years?

Fifty_Five
3 years 8 months ago

Upton IS good. Batting average and attitude can never sum up a guys value.