Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Why wouldn't you gauge a trade on how the players produced? Especially prospective, young players.
judge it that way of course. But that's not what we were doing. Well, at least that's not what I
was doing. I was looking at the trade from the perspective of when it was made and what to expect going forward, not the end result. Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. I love what Rolen brought to the team and it worked out for the best...for both teams IMO.
I view this trade in the same way I view the Krivsky deal of Hamilton. From the POV of the day the deal was made. I personally think Krivsky did a better job on the Hamilton trade than Walt did on the Rolen trade. I thought Krivsky got what he should've been able to get for Hamilton and if filled a huge void on the club and dealt from a strength. I thought Walt traded away more than he needed to in order to improve the defense, I thought it could've been done for less (but it still should've been done).
And due to good fortune, good luck, injuries, whatever, the end result of both deals I now view in polar opposites.
I'm probably explaining this poorly...but I've stopped caring. LOL. Anyway, carry on. I've got to cook dinner for the kids. Later guys.