Given the fact that the Giants have lots of quality pitching and no hitting; and the Nats have quality hitting but no pitching, they are logical trade partners. I know the value of the Giant's arms, but want to know more about what Nats fans think about their bats. Specifically, I want to know the value of two: 1) Nick Johnson and 2) Ryan Zimmerman.
I know, I know... there's no way you're going to trade Zimmerman. I get that. I just want to hear your thoughts on his value relative to what the Giants have.
For your convenience, below is a list of young Giants pitchers you may or may not be interested in. By no means is this list exhaustive, but I've listed the pitchers that I think actually have value and, for the most part, don't want the Giants to trade (with one notable exception). Relievers are denoted with an * and lefties with a #.
Jonathan Sanchez (#)
Barry Zito (# - He's only 31! Pretty please?)
Alex Hinshaw* (#)
Madison Bumgarner (#)
Jesse English* (#)
Ben Snyder* (#)
Scott Barnes (#)
Wilamin Rodriguez* (#)
Clayton Tanner (#)
Would a package centering on Merkin Valdez (who has legit closer potential) be enough to get Johnson?
What about a package centering on Sanchez and Alderson? Enough for Zimmerman?
Thanks in advance for your comments!