Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cain for Hanley Ramirez?

John Perricone at Only Baseball Matters suggests that trading Matt Cain for a guy who's not pleased to play for the Marlins could make sense. Here some of the verbiage -- Ramirez is everything we don’t have. His career line of .316/.386/.531 .917 OPS is simply sensational. Over his last three full seasons, he’s averaged a .950 OPS, with 74 extra base hits, 38 steals (80% success rate). I mean, he does it all, and he’s only 25 years old. We could package Cain with Renteria — a reunion tour with the team he won a World Series with, nice story line there– and maybe a draft pick, if needed. All that trade would do is transform the face of the franchise in one fell swoop.
Sure Cain is good, young and under financial control for another year or two. But, he’s not that good. He’s not Lincecum good. He’s not Cliff Lee good. He’s not Chris Carpenter good. In other words, he’s not untradeable.


Anonymous firebriansabean said...

Yeah! Cain is overrated. He relies too much on that fastball.

Cain for Ramirez would be a great trade for us but we'd probably need to throw in Sanchez... who I would in a heartbeat. Ramirez is that good.

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