The Reds got two top 50ish prospects in Marte and Arroyo, plus two other solid prospects, from Seattle for 1.5 years of Luis Castillo, so 2 full years of Burnes or Woodruff (who have both been significantly better than Castillo over the last 3 years) should cost even more than that. Something like Cowser and Holliday, plus 2 or 3 more decent prospects from our top 30.
Personally, I'd rather just throw a Brinks truck or two in Justin Verlander's general direction since our payroll is sub-Rays level atm.
Yea, teams that are you know, actively trying to win, can't churn the roster like the O's could.
I don't expect the Yankees to score a bunch of these guys.
And even the Yankees got Nestor (3.9 rWAR this season, which would be second on the O's)
What I want for Judge is for him to sign with a non AL East team. I believe he has at least 5 more good/great years left. I would rather he has those years with say the Mets. I can't imagine the angst that Yankee fans would have if Judge is across town hitting 50+ HR. The Yankees are not near as good w/o Judge and there's no clear replacement in free agency.