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The Brewers are asking a lot for Corey Hart

Jul 14, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

Doug Melvin has a funny way of not “actively shopping” Corey Hart. The Chronicle’s Henry Schulman:

Heard this: Giants
and Brewers talked turkey on Hart, and Milwaukee asked for Sanchez or
Bumgarner. Sabean is not eager to trade eith

I don’t know how you can possibly trade good young pitching like Sanchez or Bumgarner for a right fielder with a career OPS+ of 111.  Yeah, he’s doing great in 2010, but this is definitely his high water mark.  If you’re going to trade Sanchez or Bumgarner, you have to get more back than something like Hart. They should form the basis of a deal that brings in a franchise hitter, no?

  1. Weeble - Jul 14, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    It’s a year and a half of Hart (2 time all-star), at his “high water mark” for either:
    Two and a half years of Jonathan Sanchez, who is a #4 unless he can find control, then maybe a #2 or #3. Electric stuff but no control.
    Six years of Madison Bumgarner, who has lost a lot of velocity since last year. His stats have been good this year but is still a prospect.
    Giants would still have a rotation of Lincecum, Cain, Zito, Sanchez/Bumgarner, Joe Martinez becomes the #5. Are the Giants willing to overpay for some offense?

  2. Ron Thompson - Jul 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    The Brewers have to get a young #3 starter if they’re going to trade Hart. The Giants have two of them. If the Giants don’t want to trade either one, then Hart will go somewhere else, possibly Tampa, or stay in Milwaukee until someone more astute than Doug Melvin is hired as General Manager..
    We’ve heard for weeks that “the Giants are interested in Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart”, with never any indication of who might be traded for him. Much of the coverage seems to assume that the Brewers are a jointly-owned farm team where Major League clubs can send their castoffs in return for what they need. If Sabean thought he was going to get Hart without giving up at least Sanchez or Bumgarner, then he’s as big a jerk as the recent article on GMs indicates, and is toying with the Giants fans by creating unrealistic expectations.

  3. MuskyHunter2542 - Jul 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Keep Heart in Milwaukee. Trade Fielder!!!

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