Originally Posted by Benihana
Fair enough, but SS are very hard to come by as well. Just look - Arizona just had to trade one of the biggest pitching prospects in baseball just to get a SS that projects by most as a second-division starter.
Arizona didn't HAVE to do anything.
Their GM inexplicably fell in love with one guy and was willing to move Heaven and Earth to get him. I think most pundits agree that Towers grossly overpaid in order to acquire Gregorius. He could have gone after a different SS prospect and worked out a more equitable deal, but he HAD to have Gregorius and everyone knew it. Kudos to Cleveland's GM for taking advantage of his man-love for Didi.