I know how popular these proposed trades are, so I am serving up one to discuss. Before it is completely bashed, I will say that these types of exercises are much more productive than talking about Davies and/or Getz.
It is apparent that we need starting pitching, above and beyond what is in the pieline. We have four options: Trade for it, Buy it, Develop it or Create it. I think the Royals can do all of the above. A trade, which I will post....Then add our guys both current starting prospects and pitchers moved into starting roles.
My Three team monster deadline deal:
KC Gets: Shelby Miller, Eric Surkamp, Heath Hembree
KC Loses: Soria, Aviles,Chen, Melky
ST Louis Gets: Soria, Vogelsong, Aviles,
ST Louis Loses: Rasmus, Shelby Miller
SF Gets: Rasmus, Melky, Chen
SF Loses: Vogelsong, Eric SurKamp, Heath Hembree
Why? St Louis adds a much needed SP, they get a real closer and (believe it or not) Aviles would be welcomed as they would upgrade their bench. Jay takes over in center and they don’t miss a beat by losing Rasmus. This trade should lock up a division title. While Miller departure would leave a hole at the top of their system, it would be far from bare of talented arms.
Why? SF adds some hitters to their terrible offense. They will be getting J. Sancez back soon, so that fifth spot would be either Chen or Zito. Their overall staff would only be slighty weakened, but the added offense would more than make up for that, IMO.
Why? We would add a very touted RHP starting prospect to the mix. Also, Hembree is a closer in AA. He has very strong K/BB rates. Surkamp is a LHP prospect who has good numbers. We remove the road blocks for Cain and Giavotella, also we use the rest of 2011 to find a closer (Holland/Coleman)