Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
And to be clear, I've got no problem trading either of the C's...but I don't see a NEED to trade either of them. If another team approaches us with a excellent offer that's a solid win for us...fine. Otherwise I keep the kids.
This is the mentality I don't understand - why not be proactive and not reactive? The latter seems very Mike Brown, whereas the best GMs (Beane, Friedman, Daniels, etc.) seem to employ the former strategy.
We don't NEED to trade anyone. But we can afford and should look to trade one or more of them to fill another need- assuming the return MAKES SENSE.