Blockbuster Trade Coming??

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Cubs after Tejada, could move Prior
    Ken Rosenthal / FOXSports.com

    The Cubs, aggressively pursuing a blockbuster trade for Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada, are willing to part with a top starting pitcher, most likely right-hander Mark Prior, sources tell FOXsports.com.


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    The talks are stalled, a source says, over the Cubs' insistence that the Orioles give up left-hander Erik Bedard along with Tejada if they want Prior – and the Cubs' refusal to include top outfield prospect Felix Pie or a top pitching prospect in return.

    The Cubs and Orioles also have engaged in three-way discussions with the Red Sox in which Tejada would go to the Cubs and Ramirez to the Orioles, according to another source. The package the Sox would receive is unclear, but conceivably could include Prior, shortstop Ronny Cedeno and center fielder Corey Patterson.

    Whatever the details, a three-way deal would appear to be a longshot, and no other deal appears close. The Red Sox would need to give the Orioles pitching along with Ramirez if they wanted Tejada in a straight, two-team trade. The Angels' offers for Tejada have been insufficient, sources say.

    The Orioles are concerned that they would be losing too much offense if Prior was their principal acquisition in a Tejada deal. The Red Sox share the same reservation about trading Ramirez for anything other than a hitter of Tejada's caliber.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5189112

    Would you make this deal?
     
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    I would totally make that deal. Prior is not even in the same league as Tejada. Prior is a "has been"

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    A has been? Prior has only been in the league a couple years. When he has been healthy he has been one of the best pitchers in the league. How is that a has been? If anything, he has not even gotten close yet to his full potential.
     
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    Well, he was great for one year (when the cubs went to the NLCS), and has basically dropped off that map for the rest. That's what I mean by a "has been." Well, that fact is, he was healthy for some of last year and pitched. His stats?

    RECORD:11-7/ ERA 3.67

    Thats not really that great for a pitcher who has been called a "great" pitcher, because he had one good year.

    Miguel Tejada on the other hand is just an all around great player. He's very reliable hitter and I believe he could be great for the Cubs.

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    I would def consider the trade. Tejada is a great player who is going to be in the lineup everyday whereas a pitcher only goes every 5th game.
     

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