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Who should the Rays target for Garza?

Piggybacking on previous discussion on this topic, I want to throw out more prospects as potential trade targets for Garza.  I've included most of the bats that I can find that would be in discussion for one of the top 50 offensive prospects in the minors.

I've also included potential rotations for each team to begin to assess who has a need for a Garza-type pitcher.  Only 20 teams made the cut of having a potential top 50 bat.

Could OAK, MIL, or FLA (new stadium soon) make some sense?

So here's the data ... have some fun!

 

ARI - Saunders, Kennedy, Hudson, R Lopez?, Enright?

Rotation Need: Yes  

Compete in next 2 years: Not likely

1B Allen

BAL - Guthrie, Matusz, Tillman, Britton, Bergesen, Arrieta

Rotation Need: No  

Compete in next 2 years: Not in AL East

SS Machado, 3B Bell

CHC -Dempster, Wells, Gorzelanny, Zambrano, Silva, Coleman

Rotation Need: No  

Compete in next 2 years: ?

OF Jackson, 3B Vitters

CIN -Arroyo, Cueto, Volquez, Bailey, Wood, Leake (Chapman in pen next year?)

Rotation Need: Prob not 

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

1B Alonso, C Mesoraco, OF Frazier, OF Heisey

CLE -Carmona, Carrasco, Masterson, Talbot, Laffey

Rotation Need: Yes 

Compete in next 2 years: ?

3B Chisenhall, OF Weglarz, 2B Kipnis

COL - Jimenez, Cook, Hammel, Francis, Chacin

Rotation Need: No

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

C Rosario

FLA -Johnson, Nolasco, Sanchez, Volstad, Sanabia

Rotation Need: do they upgrade over Volstad/Sanabia at back end?

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

1B Morrison (listed b/c of 1b logjam), 3B Dominguez

HOU -Rodriguez, Myers, Happ, Norris, Paulino, Lyles (coming soon)

Rotation Need: Probably not with Lyles coming soon

Compete in next 2 years: Unlikely

1B Wallace

KC -Greinke, Hochevar, Bannister, O'Sullivan (Montgomery, Lamb & others coming)

Rotation Need: Yes, but lots of prospect arms coming

Compete in next 2 years: Unlikely

1B Hosmer, 3B Moustakas & C Myers (all likely untouchables)

LAA -Haren, Weaver, Santana, Kazmir, Pineiro

Rotation Need: No

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

OF Trout (untouchable), C Conger, 1B Trumbo

LAD -Kershaw, Bilingsley, Lilly, Kuroda (FA), Padilla (FA)

Rotation Need: Yes, if don't resign FA

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

SS Gordon, 1B Sands

MIL -Gallardo, Wolf, Naveson

Rotation Need: Yes

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

3B Gamel, 2B Lowrie

MIN -Liriano, Baker, Pavano (FA), Slowey, Duensing, Blackburn

Rotation Need: Yes

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

OF Hicks, OF Revere, SS Sano

NYM -Maine, Pelfrey, Niese, Dickey, Mejia, Santana (recovering)

Rotation Need: Yes - Santana recovering, Mejia developing in minors

Compete in next 2 years: Possibly

SS Flores, OF Martinez, 1B/OF Duda

NYY -Sabathia, Hughes, Burnett, Vazquez, Pettitte (FA)

Rotation Need: Yes

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

C Montero (untouchable)

OAK -Anderson, Braden, Gonzalez, Cahill, Mazarro, Outman

Rotation Need: Maybe

Compete in next 2 years: Maybe

1B Carter, SS Green

PHI -Halladay, Oswalt, Hamels, Blanton, Moyer

Rotation Need: is the ageless Moyer back?

Compete in next 2 years: Yes

OF Brown (untouchable), 1B Singleton

PIT - Duke, Maholm, Ohelndorf, McDonald, Morton, Lincoln

Rotation Need: Yes, but young arms on the way in rebuilding process

Compete in next 2 years: No

C Sanchez

SEA - Hernandez, Pineda, Vargas, Fister, French

Rotation Need: Yes

Compete in next 2 years: Maybe

2B Ackley, SS Franklin

WAS -Zimmerman, Lannan, Marquis, Maya, Stammen, L Hernandez (FA?)

Rotation Need: Yes

Compete in next 2 years: Maybe

OF Harper (untouchable), C Norris, C Ramos, SS/2B Espinosa

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