You give up O'Neill AND Gohara.
Walker and stuff was our swag for a front-line starter. Not now.
Unless the guy we trade O'Neill and Gohara for is named Sale then I'm not liking it very much. Maybe Archer. Maybe. More later. OK...Quntana is darn good, too. Really good. But A decade of 30 HR's in RF kind of gets me tingly.
Rich Hill will get you a guaranteed 80 innings next year. We may need more. :)
Samardzija gets $19M per. Verlander $27M per. Not sure we spend that kind of dough now. Wilson is cheaper.....and not as good. Sigh.
Archer is cheap. And good. The next 5 years cost you $39M. That's cheap. I'm in. Gohara is easy to give up for this kid. But you have to give up somebody close to the bigs, as well. That's Moore. Then your farm arms are depleted. But if I can keep Moore (who may be on a fast-track to the bigs) and O'Neill, then they can have their way with our minors. Go to it.
But I'm betting Archer has lots of suitors right now. Don't blame them. Quintana is 4 years for $38M. Whew. Gimme some. But he's costing about the same as Sale in terms of bodies shipped.
There is no free pitching lunch right now. But we need to add a starter. Right now #6 is Andrew Moore. #5 is Karns.