DMVol

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  1. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    One size doesn’t fit all, you have to make your own way...I’m 62 and always figured I’d be retired by now...but it’s different when you get there...just not ready to pull the trigger yet...it’s a challenge to make a plan and be comfortable with it....easier to keep working (only half joking)....
  2. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    Sure, absolutely true....that is part of it....and if you are weak at one position in the farm, you might trade from a position where you are strong....but, it's hard to be consistently strong, year in year out, across the board in the minors....guys develop or don't, you have a wave of guys come up and then there is a lull....dead weight in your payroll puts more pressure on the farm system and in making good trades.....if you want a model for year in, year out farm contribution to the bigs, mixed in with FA signings and trades, it might be the Cardinals...they seem to balance things pretty well, haven't had to do a full rebuild, like the Cubs and Astros...
  3. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    If a frog had wings.....or something like that...
  4. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    It's not black and white, for sure...I think we are also waiting on Pujols' deal to end (or close to over), in addition to waiting on Adell and the young guys to be ready...
  5. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    They have better prospect capital to deal with than we had a few years ago, but when you have so much money tied up in 2/3 players, you end up with a Daniel Nava/Craig Gentry platoon in LF or Johnny Giavotella at 2b....
  6. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    Truth that....but if their prospects are really that good, why not supplement them with more affordable FA's that create a well rounded team, also leaving some room to make a trade or sign more FA's....With Hosmer, Machado and Harper (if there is any truth there), they'll be signing nothing but minor league FA deals in a few years...
  7. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    That would effectively kill the franchise in a few years....they might contend in the short run if their prospects pan out but they wouldn't have any money to spend on anything else going forward....think of all the things we could have done with the 450 million we spent on Pujols, Hamilton and CJ Wilson....
  8. Not sure what the rules are/where for Puerto Rico....Wasn’t Correa the 1st pick in the draft?
  9. Have never understood the rationale for pretty much getting out of the international market under Reagins....it's a huge part of building a winning organization......just hard for me to understand....it is certainly true that DiPoto screwed up royally with Baldoquin but at least he was trying.....we are still paying for the Reagin/Arte/whoever decision of a decade ago to pull resources from the international market....
  10. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    Demand a trade?
  11. The optimist in me hopes that he might exit gracefully with a restructured buy out but the realist in me keeps defaulting back to "this is going to be a mess"....I can see Bour and Ohtani hitting well in June and Albert pitching a hissy fit when he has to sit against RHP's....
  12. DMVol

    Machado to Padres....

    5 years is a long way away...he'll be 31....we signed Albert at 31 and haven't gotten 10 cents on the dollar.