Originally Posted by mth123
Its not about what he becomes. Its about what else they could have gotten for him at the time. Put me down as one that thinks the Jays were backed into a corner of having to sell and the Reds being the only potential buyer.
Meanwhile, if Stewart was to be dealt, he could/should have been used to address another area of need with possibly a more long term solution.
i undertsnad this line of reasoning. this is the same sort of arguement that people who hated "The Trade" make. you may think that Walt sold too cheap on Stewart. i may think the deal was the best he could come up with considering the albatross that went north. we both have an opinion & there is really no way to prove nor disprove either one. we certainly are not privvy to the conversations Walt had with the Jays or any other team.
#1 so we can each have our opinion about what the value of Stewart/Roenicke/EE vs Rolen was.
#2 as to the deal itself whether or not it was good or bad: we have to wait & see how the participants do