Originally Posted by Chip R
I know a lot of people on here are/were high on Grandal - even more so than Mes - but if you could trade Mes for Grandal straight up, knowing that Grandal has to miss the 1st 50 games of 2013 and another positive test would be 100 games, would you do that deal?
Nope, I would not do that.
Mes will get another chance. He's still young.
I guess from Day 1, I never expected Mes to be the next Gary Carter.
He will be a useful catcher though.
Last season was growing pains, he'll be ok in the long term.
I'm very leary of trading for someone busted for PEDs.. it makes their entire past history of performance suspicious. Naturally, everyone would trade a nobody for Grandal and take the chance, but I would not trade Mes.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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