Originally Posted by paulrichjr
I don't think the trade was all that good either BUT there is a big difference in my opinion. We got 2 young and very cheap pitchers while Wickman is old and very expensive. A cheap pitcher will cost you more than an expensive one...(Period)
Young and cheap. Those are the key words. Since those words are such a key, I take it that the trade with Washington wasn't really about this year, like Wayne wants everyone to believe.
If it's about this year, you take Wickman for a nothing prospect (like the Braves did).
Instead, other than Bray, we basically got nothing and gave up a whole helluva lot.