Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Would you trade Hunter Pence for Kenshin Kawakami

Hell no, you wouldn't. But Tomahawk Take would. Of course they would.

The Astros are probably the best fit. They came to camp with Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Meyers, and 29 other pitchers hoping to fill the last three starting spots.The club is for sale and are in a major rebuilding period while trying not to spend any money so the payroll is small enough to be attractive to say Mark Cuban. They lost their arbitration case to Hunter Pence and are saddled with Carlos Lee’s huge contract full of diminishing returns. The NL Central looks to be the Reds, Brewers and everyone else. KK would start every fifth day, keep the ball in the ballpark and put up ok numbers. Ideally we’d get Pence in return...

The Astros would save $600K and gain a pitcher. Maybe we throw in a Brent Cleven or other minor leaguer as well (not a ranked prospect) to make it sweeter.

Jeebus. The Cards don't even apparently have a prayer, and apparently J.A. Happ and Bud Norris aren't locks for the rotation.