A look at what Sabathia brought the Indians in 08:
Matt LaPorta - had 22 hr and .964 OPS in AA at 23 that year - 7th overall pick in 2007
Rob Bryson - had 70 k's in 55 innings that year in A at 20 years old
Zach Jackson - a former 1st rounder that put up pedestrian K and ERA numbers in AAA for 3 years
Michael Brantley - 7th rounder - 160 sb's and .387 OBP in minors - nice player
My best comps would be Alonso, D. Joseph, Matt Klinker, and a Sappelt or Lemarre (can't be traded).
It kind of fits with the reports the M's want 2 blue chips and the rest is easily provided from our minor league depth.
Nice look back. It should be remembered, too, that the Brewers got Sabathia on this day, July 7. The longer the Ms hold Lee, the greater the chance they'll lose leverage in these negotiations.