Originally Posted by REDREAD
The law of averages says that Ramon is going to be better than Mersasco this year. That's what matters to me. I don't expect Ramon to OPS 850 all year.. Neither does Boston. This discussion is assuming Boston thinks Ramon is an impact player.. If we don't think Ramon is, why should we assume Boston does? Boston isn't going to be fooled by his hot start either.
Let's enjoy a winning season, and not be so worried about flipping vets for prospects that will probably never even make the show.
I can understand where you're coming from but small market clubs more often than not have to trade older or more expensive vets for younger and cheaper prospects in order to survive and remain competitive.
It all comes down to timing and talent evaluation of prospects.