Hey guys, I've been lurking for a while now and have finally decided to start posting. Its refreshing to join a community in which I can have an intelligent conversation about the AL West. The West gets no love out here in VA. Its near impossible to have a conversation with anyone out here without misinformed people immediately dismissing the West/Mariners and having to listen to constant talk about the Red Sox, Yankees, O's, Phillies, etc.
Anyway, on to my point. I was curious to what people think about what we would get in a deal for Washburn. I know this might be looking a little too far into the crystal ball at this point, but I just wanted to hear from you guys about this deal, seeing as how it is pretty much a given that he will be traded. What do you think is the best possible compensation we could get (besides seeing him in another uniform)? Some cash and some middle/lower level prospects? Just cash? I'd like to hear what you guys think
Also, seeing as how I'm on the topic of trades, do you think Bedard and/or Beltre will be shipped away this summer too? Personally, I would be thrilled if we could hang on to them and re-sign them, but if the focus is on the future, dealing them is a real possibility.
Alright, I'm done. Looking forward to hearing from you guys.