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  • What would you give for Dontrelle Willis?

    Regarding this thread in Current Events...

    Apparently the Marlins might be looking to get rid of Willis -- or rather, his salary. In the article it suggests that if the Sox want him, they might have to give up Lester.

    Let's have at it. What do you think? Speculate away, my friends.
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    My first born?
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    • #3
      Boston doesn`t need him things are working out well for them also on the side the Arroyo trade looks good after all with Coco Crisp being hurt
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      • #4
        well, this is all idle speculation at best but if that is all you have to give up to get Dontrelle you do it.
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        • #5
          Absolutely. Lester could turn out ok, but Dontrelle is a Cy Young candidate. If thats all you want you definetely do it even though you create more of a log jam in the rotation.

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          • #6
            It would be nice to have him on hand if and when Wells's back goes out, knees blow up, elbow gets sore......

            In the greater interests of Baseball as a whole, I'd rather he stay with the Marlins, at the center of a good young team. But knowing Loria & Co, that's not likely to happen. If they do want to get rid of him, I'd much rather see him in Fenway home whites than pinstripes. Naturally.
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            • #7
              I'm sure if Dontrelle were available, at least half the teams in the league would come calling, and I imagine some will be able to put together better packages than Boston will. If will probably take something like Papelbon, Lester, and another prospect to get the deal done for Boston. Seems like a steep price given the upside of Papelbon and Lester.

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              • #8
                Any time you can get a player of Willis' caliber and age, you have to do it, even if it means giving up your #1 prospect plus. Just like when they went out and got Beckett, it's a total no-brainer. Until a prospect does something, he's just a prospect. Willis and Beckett are proven commodities. And to put it in perspective...Willis is YOUNGER than Papelbon!

                Adding Willis to the rotation would give us a top 3 that could be together for 5-10 years (Willis, Beckett, Papelbon). You just don't pass that up.

                Assuming everyone is healthy at the deadline, you move a guy like Wells to the NL for whatever you can get for him, and you improve for the stretch run and the future.

                As someone mentioned above, this is all speculation, but it's exciting to know that IF Willis is made available, the Sox probably have the prospects to make the deal happen and the forsight to know they HAD to make it happen if it was at all possible.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DoubleX
                  I'm sure if Dontrelle were available, at least half the teams in the league would come calling, and I imagine some will be able to put together better packages than Boston will. If will probably take something like Papelbon, Lester, and another prospect to get the deal done for Boston. Seems like a steep price given the upside of Papelbon and Lester.
                  Something like Lester and a good hitting prospect might get it done, depending on what other teams were offering. Obviously, Florida got some guys it liked from Boston already in the Beckett trade, but hopefully the system still would have enough of interest to Florida.

                  Of course, like you said, there'd be a LOT of competiion...so it's anyone's guess where he'd go. But I'm sure Boston would be a player.
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                  • #10
                    I think Boston would be a front runner if the Marlins were looking to trade. They would be giving up a great lefty pitcher, and we'd give them Lester, who is one of the highest ranked prospects in mlb, and he's a lefty to boot. So if we gave Lester and someone like David Pauley or Van Buren they very well could bite at that. Willis going to the Yankees is pretty unlikely as the Yankees still don't have much of a farm system even though Yankee fans would like you to believe otherwise.

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                    • #11
                      I don't make the move.

                      Sorry but the team has enough good pitchers on the team, honing down in Pawtucket, or itching to show their stuff in Portland. The team has six starters, they can afford Wells' back giving out and they can probably afford another injury.

                      I wouldn't trade what is left for a guy that is a lukewarm pitcher after the All Star break. People are tough on Clement for his second half last year- Willis is the same way and probably worse due to the heated races that will surely form this year. I don't think he could handle Boston...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by runningshoes53
                        My first born?
                        Wait, didn't you give your first born for what happened in 2004?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rickey_Henderson
                          Boston doesn`t need him things are working out well for them also on the side the Arroyo trade looks good after all with Coco Crisp being hurt
                          but after all you cant have too much pitching right so far things are working out well for boston but who knows maybe someone will go on the dl and then what do you do hey if trading lester was all it took i would do it in a heartbeat because lets face it if you can trade a prospect thats right a prospect for proven major league talent you do it no questions asked well thats my opinion anyway

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                          • #14
                            I would love a trade to get Willis. Then we have 3 number 1 starters in Schilling, Beckett, and Willis were most teams dont even have one number one starter. He's a Cy Young canidate and any time you can get a guy like that for a prospect its a steal. But it is sad to see the Marilins disentegrate more than they all ready have, but if it would help the Sox im all for it.
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                            • #15
                              Absolutely. If that trade is true (which the article seemed like BS) you definetely try for it. I'd gladly give up a 23 year old lefty prospect in Lester with no MLB experience to get a 24 year old lefty with Cy Young potential. No question about it. In fact i'd also give another high level prospect for him. Papelbon would be off limits, but definetely a Lester with Pauley, or even Pedroia. That would still be a steal. Imagine next year.
                              Schilling
                              Beckett
                              Willis
                              Clement
                              Papelbon
                              Not only is that fantastic that lethal. Plus 3 of the 5 could be with us for over 10 years. Clement is only 30. That would be awesome.
                              Last edited by VTSoxFan; 04-10-2006, 03:49 PM. Reason: Profanity

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