- Nov 19, 2008
Yeah, it's a tough spot for Bloom. Do you tie Price/Eovaldi to Betts and take a lesser return to clear as much money as possible? Or can you find a creative way to deal Betts by himself for the best return possible and then eat some money or tie a prospect to one of the pitchers? Ideally, you hang on to both pitchers and they have strong first halfs to rebuild some trade value, but that doesn't help them get under the luxury tax.The problem is that because Price and Eovaldi both have negative value right now, it will be hard to line up a separate trade involving them that doesn't also involve Betts.
Weren't the Angels rumored to have interest in Price earlier in the offseason? Would a Price for Upton deal make sense if Mookie was gone, particularly if Verdugo/Pollock weren't part of the return?