Villaneueva absolutely deserves a spot. Frankly, he deserves a starting rotation spot. He's been absolutely great for us and he will beat out the likes of Drabek and others (McGowan? anybody still believe in him?) for a roster spot.
Happ is a borderline starting 5, but he's no worse than anybody else we have in the #4 and #5 spot. If anything he's serviceable, and can give us innings next season we might actually need them.
I think CV is resigned and if we only get 1 starter, he'll be given a chance to fill the 5 hole with Happ as the 4th.
If we get 2 and CV resigns he'll be in the pen and the first option to start, essentially a 6th starter.
Well, Davis is a LONG way away and Marisnick is just in AA and struggling there. I would like to keep Gose but I would be fine with trading him if we can get a good pitcher back.
I wonder how much this recent stint from Gose hurts his trade value if at all.
AA wanted gose for soo long and I doubt he trades him. remember gose is not ready for The Show. Gose was not even supposed to be here this season anyways. He still needs a year of seasoning in triple A.
davis is 4 or 5 years away. Marisnick will not be ready for maybe another 2 years. Gose I think is untouchable though, I'm not willing to trade him, He is struggling because he is not ready
Theres no way Gose is untouchable and this is coming from someone whos been a Gose supporter from the day we aquired him. Even tho both Marisnick and Davis are aways from the majors, we have a young CF whos already proven and moving Gose over to LF really limits his value. If Gose can be packaged with something else to bring in a really good pitcher then Im more then cool with it.
I wonder what the cost to aquire Choo and Masterson in a package would be.
Looks like Cleveland will most likely go in a full rebuild and possibly deal those 2 and it would fill 2 of our holes. They are weak in prospects in the OF and 1B so I could see them having interest in all of Gose, Sierra, Cooper. We'd have to give up more but I think there could be a fit between the two teams. Choo would give us a much needed LH'ed bat that can get on base.
Choo + Masterson + free agent #3/#4 pitcher and we would look like a really good team.
Edit : Just looked at Mastersons season stats and damn. Hes had just a awful year so far. Would be interesting to see how high the Indians value him.
Anybody still think Trout doesn't get the MVP award? He hasn't cooled down or anything. He became the youngest player to steal 40 bases in a season since Ty Cobb, is on pace for hitting 30 home runs and stealing 55 bags. Has a cool .345/.410/.601 stat line. Nobody in the AL can even hold a candle to him.