Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Bad teams should be looking to add talent to their roster, not ditch all of it for prospects. Certainly there are times when you want to fill out your system with talented prospects. But you can't trade ALL of your major league players for prospects.
The Astros likely added more talent to their roster than they gave up.
Lowrie was more established to be sure, but he's not the answer going forward.
Better to cash that chip while he still had some value.