Everyone is saying how we need to get Halladay (me included). Yet what if there was another?
Enter Mark Buehrle. He is from here. He WANTS to pitch here. He is a phenomenal pitcher... Put the pieces together and what do ya get?
A pitcher who will stay here no matter what, will be almost just as good as Halladay could have been, and we still win the World Series.
Why no one has brought it up is a strange thought. Just think of it though. He would be less of a burden to trade for (same for DeRosa deal. Just a MLB or AAA middle reliver and PTBNL).
Wow. He also wouldn't command the coin Halladay would even if he wanted to make his hometown team pay the true ammount. It could be the perfect deal. They are also shopping Jermaine Dye around so if we tack on a hitting prospect (Daryl Jones anybody?) we could get both.
Thats another starter and another outfielder. We shore up our rotation and we shore up our OF. Ludwick, Ramus, Dye. Wow that sounds perfect. It just works with Wallace, Ryan, Schumaker, Pujols, Thurston, Freese, Robinson, Mather, and Molina. Throw in Carpenter, Pineiro, Buehrle, Wainwright, Lohse, Franklin, Motte, Ring, McClellan, Miller, Reyes, Todd, and Garcia and what do ya get? A World Series caliber team.
Thats just 25 players who will destroy any team. I can feel around 104 wins easy. If they played hard enough they could get upwards of 113. Man, it would be back to the heydays of the 40's with all the championships we could compile without having more then a couple players change for 5 or 6 years!