Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rosenthal: Delgado, Sexson, Crisp, Byrd

Ken Rosenthal has some good ideas in his Latest Full Count:
  • With Carlos Delgado and Richie Sexson both struggling, Rosenthal suggests the idea of swapping the struggling first basemans. Delgado is hitting .228 with 5 HR while Sexson is hitting .197 with 7 HR. Sexson is making 14 million in the final year of his contract while Delgado is making 16, with a four million dollar buyout for 2009. If the Mets were to include cash with the deal, it makes perfect sense.
  • The Red Sox would be smart to hold onto Coco Crisp until the offseason, because free agent center fielders are not abundant like last off season. A team desperate for a good center fielder might offer something worth the Red Sox while.
  • When Jake Westbrook comes off the DL, the Indians will have a crowded pitching staff. Rosenthal believes they will want to keep Aaron Laffey in the rotation, forcing the veteran Paul Byrd out. The Brewers are looking for pitching and could offer a low level prospect or two for Byrd to help their pitching. The Indians, in turn, could use that prospect, along with others, to go out and land a bigger name player to help their offense. Perhaps Garrett Atkins or Brian Roberts.


NYteamsWin said...

Delgado is making 16, but 4 is paid by the Marlins making it 12 with a $4 mill buyout so why should they have to give money?

Bucky, nY said...

Crisp will probably stay throughout the year unless they can get that young catcher they covet in July or a bullpen arm. If not he is a great insurance policy for the oft injured Drew and inexperienced Ellsbury. The Platoon is working for now.

Anonymous said...

A inexperienced Ellsbury is better then a experienced Coco.
If it would land a better player in the offseason,then they should hold onto him.