My opinion on the trade isn't a stat thing -its based on the big picture and several thread topics -Jmodene wrote:You've got it backwards - a fire sale is exactly where you trade established players for kids. What we got was near-to-equal value, which I find a little amazing we were able to do.Freed Roger wrote:I don't like the deal.
Yes the deal had to be done - a fire sale (thanks to Larussa), but I'd rather have a minor league prospect or two.
a)the riff between Larussa and Rolen? - this trade was mandatory/a fire sale whether Cards got a good deal or not.
b)The drug issue? I'm tired of the cards and Larussa providing refuge for these losers.
c)can the Cards win in 08? I don't think so - I'd rather see them go for a prospect in that case.
Its not like we can expect Glaus to push this team over the top, especially if his productivity decreases when/if he stops juicing. If the team is going to lose - lose with class. I think they could have lost and had class with Rolen, or a prospect.
Sorry - its winter pessimism creeping in. Maybe my opinion will change come spring.