Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Joe Kelly would rock for KC. Would this Calixte be worth Kelly?
Hard to say. I think you and I have a little bit of a disagreement on Kelly. I see him as a nice 4th starter or outstanding reliever. But as I've said before (maybe even here), I see a whole lot of Haren in the kid.
Like Haren, he went out there while his teammates were wetting the bed around him and just fired a power arsenal at a team that was in the process of putting the Cardinals away. In so doing, he was the most effective pitcher we had as the season slipped away.
If he refines a breaking pitch, he really could be a great one. If that happens then I'd have to guess that we 'lose' the trade. Then again, if he does and Calixte turns into a solid defensive SS with 15/15 skills and an .800 OPS, both sides benefit.
I think the Cards would be taking on substantially more risk and perhaps not even getting more upside. At the same time, their system is just loaded
with power RHers and completely bereft of SS talent. If they have to 'lose' a trade to get that hole filled, I'm willing to do so if it only costs us another power righty.