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A Necessary Reality Check for Some Rowbots


I feel that most of the "If I were a GM for the Rockies" threads have had one thing in common:

A complete and utter disregard for the needs and desires of the other teams involved in trades. 

 

It seems to me that most of the trade scenarios that have played out are video-game quality.  So if I were GM for the Rockies, these are some of the trades I would make (the first one is an actual trade I made on MLB 09 The Show)

 

First, I'd trade Ryan Spilborghs and Todd Helton to the Twins for Justin Morneau and a AA minor leaguer.  It doesn't really matter who the minor leaguer is, he's just thrown in to keep the rosters even.

I'd probably have to trade Jonathan Herrera and Kaz Matsui for Robinson Cano next.


After that, since the Rangers need starting pitching, we should trade Aaron Cook to them for Cliff Lee.

Ian Stewart's trade value is probably high after tonight's 2 HR, 6 RBI game.  Maybe we can trade him straight up for Evan Longoria.


To fill out the rotation, we really ought to trade Jeff Francis to the 1995 Braves for Greg Maddux or Tom Glavine.

To fill in at shortstop until Tulo gets back, we can trade Barmes to the Marlins for Hanley Ramirez.

And if we're worried about prospects, we can just "create a player" and put him in Road to the Show.  He'll fill in well at Tulsa for now.

What are some other trades that would turn the Rockies into a dynasty and getting other GM's to willingly implode their team for our benefit?

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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