Mak wrote:I don't know about Osuna long term. His fastball is so flat and his location is not so great. I would trade him no problem.
When is it officially over? will it be over if we are 8 and 26 in another 17 games? Too bad teams cant trade draft picks, though I guess prospects are more valuable anyways.
There are a few picks that can be traded: the competitive balance picks. Baltimore and Houston own the 74th and 75th picks in the draft, worth a little more than $750k apiece in bonus money. Given that Houston is likely going to be highly competitive, and they own extra picks thanks to the Cards' foray into hacking, they'd probably be willing to dangle that as trade bait.
The draft's timing is the biggest impediment: it'd have to be a pretty early season trade to get it done prior to the draft. Unless their bullpen imploded and they needed a good reliever (like Joe Smith) in the worst way it's hard to imagine they'd be dealing in mid-to-late May.