Author Topic: Harper trade speculation (breakout from off-season thread)  (Read 21828 times)

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Offline nfotiu

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1)  I never claimed Martinez is equal to Harper and teams don't think so either.  Heck, think of the extra ticket sales alone owners enjoy from Harper versus a JD Martinez.
2) That was at the deadline.  2 month rental versus a full season.
3) You can't make a QO to a guy you acquire at the deadline.  A compensation pick at the end of the 1st round is huge.

You're right with just the pitchers command more than position players.  But you have to look further than that to the above 3 points.

Any team he is traded to would likely get a comp pick after the 4th or second round, so that's probably a non-factor.   I really don't think a team is going to give up that much for one year of Harper.  It's hard to see the point of that for most teams, and there's a better chance someone would overpay at the deadline if they are in need of offense or replacing an injury.