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Old 12-02-16, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Lahey View Post
I'd be more than happy to part with Billy if they got a decent return. Like Chapman, he's a luxury for top teams, useless on bottom feeders.
Key phrase Jim..."if they got a decent return"....I think many teams kind of view Billy the same way. My mind set now is we are not bottom feeders. We are building. Is Billy going to be here when we're contending?? That's the million dollar question. It's difficult to get equal value for trades anymore, player or player. Normally one team is dumping salary, another team overpays for a certain player. Billy would be a defensive upgrade for about 95% of the other teams in baseball, but how many teams are looking to specifically upgrade their defensive in center field.