Nats Lunchbox: Trade for a starting pitcher?
Sun, 22 Jul 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. They're nets fans look at the national's lunch box presented by SB nation I'm chase Hughes with Patrick Remington and Dave Nichols. Talking the trade deadline coming up I think we've we've talked about this before Stephen Strasburg innings limit. And today were discussing whether that may have an effect on -- whether they wanna maybe go out and get pitcher and there are some big names out there Zack Greinke Cole Hamels I think is very outside shot. At the nationals Frentzen and Jason Vargas is another name that's kind of second -- out there. Given Strasburg its suppose an innings limit. He's going to be shut down pride maybe the first week of September to mean to go out and get maybe another arm for the post season race. There's been talk of Ryan Dempster too that's another name came up the last day and I think it's really got to come down to you whether they can get a pitcher to commit long term here and they've. Said repeatedly they don't want not necessarily interest in the rental and some -- gonna give up significant prospect or and then losing two months of free agencies that. They can find someone that wants to stay here long term and find a pitcher that can actually help them. Once they do is to upset Strasburg got an -- might make sense and they've expressed interest and that Frankie before I went out. Kansas City illustrating a few years ago there was reportedly willing to go about five years nine million dollars to send them keep their long terms if he's available and get them. Or better price anywhere in terms of prospects left and I think I think you might see them actually go after him. Michael is a set of a couple of different occasions now that the nets are gonna straight from the plan and any moves to make is going to be the long term enough for the short term. I don't see him. -- a whole bunch of prospects to go get a free agent pitcher. On the won't be any compensation if that pitcher leaves I'm of the opinion if they give him a break here dumpster tonight. There's pitchers are gonna test the market next year anyway. Regardless of whether and that's make them a fair offer not it was -- with Greinke he'll be top pitcher on the market next year. I think he's gonna look for Max contract six years seven years of prison 120 million dollars that's something that's participating in that. I think the nationals are deep enough right now that they can withstand. Shutting Strasburg down supplying from within for the three or four starts and get to two regular season. And then if you've got a top rotation. -- Gonzales Jordan Zimmermann Edwin Jackson and lost that while others before I think that's a strong as any other National League team can put on during the playoffs. If they've had the Strasburg plan in mind for over a year now they can talk about since last August September you have to assume that they kind of came into the season knowing what they're gonna do. And assuming that he would be strike that shut down and that could be why John -- on in the organization why you're still -- with ten Jamont when he has had much success. They want to make sure they have that depth to not only get through the season but if they're going into the post season have the pitching they can actually compete. That day do you think Zack Greinke I guess that's the kind of popular name were thrown around here. That very -- as we know he's had some some problems in the past with anxiety and stuff this is a bigger market. Is he that is he a guy we think will would be perfect to lead the rotation down the room well. I don't think so. Beckon in 2002 and win -- -- first made overtures and and thank you got traded from Kansas City to Milwaukee where he is now. You know Ricky reportedly turned on the tree come here now the next situations like different and it wasn't 2010. But I really think as I mentioned earlier that Greg he's gonna look for this Max contract. I don't think it's good that I don't think the nationals. With the trade to me for you Gonzales and depleted their top. You know their top. Prospects in the upper league's upper Echelon so the have to to dive deeper down the singling guys guys who were drafted in this year's draft and players to be named later. I just something the nets have the human resources in the minor leagues right now. To make another mega deal for this and people say. You know -- compensation issues you know Milwaukee can't expect much in return for Greinke is it might otherwise in past years. I still think that's -- I still think to Milwaukee's gonna ask for. For at least any prospect of not you know if maybe not a name that to be level prospects. If he could be had for two sea level prospects the -- kick the tires -- but I just I don't see that happening having Milwaukee's got one more. Only reason I'm even thinking evidence consideration I generally don't think they're gonna go over pitcher but. They should express interest in Greinke before and they were willing to give that much money which is the only reason I'm kind of thinking I might still be a possibility but like they said they. Traded away all other top pitching prospect to get you 101000 here. They're gonna have to put out for some prospects and probably don't wanna see -- organization they're gonna make a deal for ranking this year CSN Washington dot com.