Thursday, June 03, 2004

In his column today, Larry Stone of the Times talks about possibly not getting much in trade for Freddy. That was fine but then he makes this leap:
It's all sobering enough to make you think that the Mariners should put their efforts in another direction — a pre-emptive strike to re-sign Garcia to a multi-year extension.

It is, after all, the best way to ensure they get fair market value for Garcia, who represents the most difficult piece to obtain for rebuilding teams — a staff ace.
Now hold on a second! Before that start of this season would anyone seriously be using the words Freddy Garcia and staff ace together? There was a huge discussion in the blogosphere about whether to offer him arbitration or not! So the guy has a great two months in his free agent walk year, and we should take to the indicate his future performance? I don't think so. The M's should be trading Freddy for the best position play prospect package they can get.


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