• July 2008 Survey Question #7

    Posted by on July 28th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Please consider taking the following poll on a trade idea that was 100% completely fabricated here and not based on any reports of actual information:


    Jarrod Saltalamacchia was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round of the 2003 amateur draft – as the 36th overall pick. Click here to see his minor league stats.

    Phil Hughes was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round of the 2004 amateur draft – as the 23rd overall pick. Click here to see his minor league stats.

    Thanks in advance. And, please feel free to add comments on your opinion in the comments section below.

    Comments on July 2008 Survey Question #7

    1. Yanks 4 ever
      July 28th, 2008 | 3:34 pm

      I would trade melky or farnsworth. Do not laugh, farnsworth’s trade value is as high as it will ever be.

    2. srivinodh
      July 28th, 2008 | 4:49 pm

      Hughes may not be the premier talent he was purported to be, but if he can slide into a #3 type, that would be great. While Salty was a great prospect, Atlanta gave him up… that always raises a red flag for me.. if ATL gives away someone.. have to tread carefully… i know they had McAnn but they jettisoned Salty a little early (or maybe when his value was at the highest .. aka Andy Marte). Also, we have a couple of catchers that are coming up and may be ready in 3 years, i think we need a servicable stop-gap… so lets hold onto Hughes

    3. MJ
      July 28th, 2008 | 5:32 pm

      if ATL gives away someone…have to tread carefully…
      In general that’s true but you can’t operate on that premise alone. The key for me is that the Yanks would be selling low on Hughes. The team owes it to itself to see his development through to the end. Atlanta also traded a couple of other players in that deal, at least one of whom (Neftali Perez) I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted back.

      There’s no doubt that the Braves have done a good job over the years but you can’t take a reverential tone with them and avoid trading for ex-Braves. Don’t forget, they weren’t just dumping Salty, they were trading him for Mark Teixeira who isn’t exactly a nobody.

    4. hopbitters
      July 28th, 2008 | 7:43 pm

      He hasn’t come any closer to league average than Melky has. Why bother?

    5. November 2nd, 2008 | 8:16 am

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