Originally Posted by Brye
Still waiting for Bronson to go somewhere. Figure he should have some good offers by now.
Expecting Stephen Drew and Nelson Cruz to go somewhere soon. No one take Kendrys yet?
Arroyo is firmly stuck in a holding pattern thanks to Masahiro Tanaka's posting process being held up for so long. The entire pitching market as such has been up in the air because of that, and also because guys like Santana and Jimenez were given qualifying offers, and they're probably not worth the deals that they desperately want on the open market.
Drew and Cruz have likewise seen their markets dwindle because of their respective qualifying offers. Drew is indeed probably going to get a deal soon, and maybe he'll even come back to the Red Sox. In the case of Cruz, though, unless the Mariners bite, I'm not sure what's going to happen or how long it might take for him to land somewhere. I just can't see a team being dumb enough to piss away a first round pick to get Nelson fucking Cruz. Kendrys Morales is in an even worse pickle because he was given a QO, which might be the most controversial QO so far under this qualifying offer system, and he's nowhere near worth it. Kendrys definitely falls in the Kyle Lohse category of qualified FA from last year, where he might not land anywhere until Spring Training is just about over, lol.
Meanwhile, I'm starting to think David Price isn't even going to get traded this winter. Nobody is going to give the Rays the equivalent of Myers-for-Shields because nobody who has a Myers-type prospect is as dumb as Dayton Moore was last year, and frankly there probably isn't a Myers-type prospect on any team at the moment who'd be in that trade market for Price (don't get me wrong, plenty of nice-looking position player prospects exist, but none of the nearly-ready-for-MLB caliber among probable Price landing spots). I'm beginning to believe Tampa Bay will hold on to Price, see how they do this upcoming year and maybe deal him at the deadline if it's just not their year or perhaps give it another shot next winter.
Note: watch for David Price to finally get traded in 5, 4, 3, 2...