Kerb Hohl wrote:The value of Guerra is a complete ****. The assumed value is "pretty good" pitcher that has 6 years of control but you know he's a bit older.
Is a team going to give up a top 100 prospect? Probably not, but maybe?
Once you get beyond that, you're basically proposing getting a guy that you hope is a "pretty good" player with 6 years of control but is no sure thing for...a guy that is more of a sure thing just a bit older.
I'm obviously a fan of trading him, but the value offered in return will be the fascinating part of this.
Yea this Guerra situation is very intriguing to me. If hypothetically Guerra has a really good first half of the season and the Brewers shopped him, i really don't know what kind of offers Stearns would get.
Starting pitching is in such demand though and especially cheap starting pitching that i do believe at that point Guerra would bring at least a top 100 prospect, but there is a big difference in value between say a top 10 prospect and a guy in that 60-100 range. A prospect in the that 60-100 range along with a throw in player or two doesn't strike me as unrealistic if Guerra had a really good first half of the season and also given that he will make pocket change for awhile.
I get that he's older, but very cheap and productive starting pitching is rarely available. Here's to hoping Guerra can post a low 3 ERA or better in the first half of the season with quality secondary numbers.