Originally Posted by Benihana
No Chapman, no Frazier, no Hamilton, no Stephenson = No Stanton.
Plain and simple.
Why would a team trade their biggest asset if we're not willing to trade a top 10 asset?
So we should trade 4 of our top assets in exchange for 1? No way. That's a good way to tear apart a team that just won 97 games. It doesn't need a drastic makeover.
Moreover, Cingrani and Corcino are two of our top 5 prospects. Leake is a first round pedigree with upside and control years, and Travieso is a first rounder too. Didi is a potential starting SS to round it out.
We should do it but only if it makes sense. The prospects make sense. A contending team trading away multiple major contributors does not.