marteezy wrote:mhardy_03 wrote:I get going for the 1 year CF and even the SS, but I don't get including Bader in it because then next offseason you have the exact same problem. Unless they are secretly down on him. Giving up a TON of control for a few 1 year rentals. Plus Escobar isn't all that good of a defender...
Escobar won a gold glove two years ago. And he'd be the best defensive shortstop in the Cardinals organization. As for Bader, prospects serve one purpose that can do in two ways.
The purpose is to make your major league club better. They can do it by being used as a trade chip to get a player that will make your club better or being used as the player to make your club better.
Bader looks to be pretty solid. But if I can use him to get a player or two that can help me today, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
Jeter won gold gloves too. Escobar is a slightly above average defender. Look at the metrics in multiple places.
http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?pl ... ngadvanced
http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... ding::none
I agree that I'd move Bader in the right deal, but doing that in this situation you are just pushing a problem a year down the road, and there aren't free agents to go after next year either.