So, nick is going to have a post on the trade the Giants made today soon. I will try not to steal his thunder.
Here are my quick hit thoughts:
- We easily could have just cut Sanchez and got nothing for him
- We could have traded Sanchez for Orlando Cabrera!
- We could have kept Sanchez and continued to hear about Coco Crisp. I’m 97% sure Coco would have been our starting center fielder next year
- We could have kept him, hoped he had a great first half and then traded him for Jeff Francouer (ha!)
- I don’t really like the idea of Melky Cabrera in center field. But I do like the idea of Melky in left, Beltran in right, and Torres in center. And Belt at first and Aubrey in an A’s uniform. I would love that.
- Don’t forget that Melky Cabrera was always supposed to be good. Let’s hope he’s a late bloomer, plus he is entering free agency and the magical age 27 year. That bodes well.
- We should have traded Sanchez to Tampa three years ago for Ben Zobrist
Thoughts on Cabrera for Sanchez?