Bryce Harper trade value = wild speculation!

Disclaimer:  The following idea is unlikely, entirely hypothetical, and will probably never happen.  However, I am having fun thinking about it and I'm sure everyone else will too.



Bryce Harper falls to the Pirates and they draft him.  By the time hot hitting, but me-frst type Harper is at AA Tony Sanchez is an all star catcher on the Cutch/ alvarez/ tabata led buccos.  Alvrarez is hitting like Prince Fielder, but eating like him too and playing 1B while Andy is playing top-caliber 3B, hitting 290 and 20 HR's a year. Buccos lock up team leader Sanchez with an extension and the team, while competing for the division and winning the wildcard with their young core, appears to still need more impact players to really threaten the Cardinals who have just locked up Pujols by buying out InBev and making him majority shareholder of Anhueser-Busch instead of a standard contract.

The Pirates decide to trade Harper for the pieces that could make them a playoff team for years to come...what could they get?

 I realize the most logical move is to move Harper to 1B, but hypothetical Pedro is there! Also Harper has stated that he insists on leaving once he hits free agency and is talkign about A-Rod money while in the minors.  He and boras publicly resist any notion of him moving from catcher due to decreased FA value.

For the no fun people who say: Nothing, trade Sanchez and keep Harper's service time.......if you insist on no playing along, then fine, what could Sanchez fetch?  Hypothetical fantasy Tony is a great clubhouse guy and receiver similar to Pudge in his prime.

I just feel that the idea of putting a super prospect on the market for several lesser super prospects is interesting, since when premiere players go on the market its usually at most only a year or two from free agency.  What if the Braves could've gotten Neftali Feliz, Smoak, Andrus and another prospect for Heyward?  Do you do it?  That's along the lines of what Im thinking here.



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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