Read this morning that CJ is looking towards a $100M contract or close to it. How high you willing to go and for how long?
Originally Posted by NJYankeeFan
Wondering what you folks would think about a King Felix deal that looked like this:
King Felix for:
Jesus Montero, Eduardo Nunez, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Heath Sladecott.
This would give Seattle immediate pop from Montero behind the plate and a viable option at SS along with 2 arms which could be middle of the rotation. Sladecott would be a project and more like a throw in to tip the scale over. Personally, I do not want to give up Jesus Montero at all but you have to give to get. Plus, if things go right for the Yanks Gary Sanchez will probably all make us forget about Montero. Keep in mind, if the Yanks give up Nunez there is not another option available after Jeter. Ramiro Pena is the only other option and he could hit his way out of a wet paper bag.
As much as I like Felix, until the price comes down some the Yanks should look at other alternatives which couldn't require them dumping the farm for a pitcher.
One guy in partictular... Gio Gonzalez. I really like Gonzalez and his numbers would look slightly better with an offense like the Yanks behind him. I know the argument about The Coliseum having 3 miles of foul grounds and what not, but Gio has shown he can pitch. Now, him doing in the AL East consistently and getting him without Billy Beane undressing Cashman is another question.
Last edited by TonyStarks; 10-17-2011 at 11:04 AM.
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