Today Jamey Newberg gives us his big trade he would like to see the Rangers make sometime in the next two years. Jamey talks a lot about only being able to trade a player/prospect once. His rules are simple:
Now, for the hypothetical trade thing. I asked you all to cook up a monster deal involving Texas over the next two years, the parameters of which were simple: Make it a trade you could argue for on both sides. David Murphy, Michael Kirkman, and Julio Borbon for Tim Lincecum doesn’t qualify.
I always enjoy hearing these ideas and many of you here at LSB have great ideas and reasons for the trade. Here is Jamey's idea in case you have not already seen it:
On December 12, 2013, the Texas Rangers trade shortstop Elvis Andrus, lefthander Martin Perez, righthander Cody Buckel, and third baseman Christian Villanueva to the Los Angeles Dodgers for lefthander Clayton Kershaw and catcher Gorman Erickson.
I would do that deal. We have Profar coming and we get a no questioned legit #1. I wish we could do it December 2012, but I can see why for the Rangers (Profar may not be ready, Dodgers need to settle ownership) we wait until 2013. So what would your trade be?
These trades I suggest would only be done if we had Clayton Kershaw or could not get him. Clayton Kershaw would be my #1 target, but I do not want to just use the same trade as Jamey for conversation sake. I do not think Josh Hamilton will be with the Rangers after this season. So I look to the Reds and Diamondbacks in the 2012 off-season. These trades would keep the assets Jamey uses for Kershaw as well. I would take one of these two deals. I offer the Reds Matt Harrison, Mike Olt & David Perez for Jay Bruce. That might not be enough on our end depending on how good Harrison looks in 2012. The Reds couple that trade by signing Joey Votto to a long term extensions or I offer Feliz, Moreland, Robbie Ross & Jordan Akins for Justin Upton to the Diamondbacks.
As we wait on Yu and maybe Fielder what do you think and what are your ideas?