Re: A's acquire Jed Lowrie from Astros
Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Fair point. But can you honestly say that they've made a bad trade in the past year or 2? Especially when you consider that some of the players were on record saying they weren't going to re-sign there? (Bourn, Lee & Pence IIRC). Nearly all the deals they've made in the past 2 years have netted them quantity AND quality. If you look at their top 20 prospects...outside of the 2 or 3 drafted these past 2 years, nearly all of them have come via these trades. If those MLB players weren't going to make you a winner AND they weren't willing to re-sign...then holding onto them is kinda stupid.
But you keep on telling us the cupboard was bare, so wouldn't it be intuitive when you add something to nothing that the something would now be the best you have? All that really proves is that they received prospects that were better than the duds they had. And the minor league systems rankings can be taken with a grain of salt anyhow. Talk about a wax nose area in the game. Since its national signing day for football, there is a good analogy when it comes to ranking minor league systems and recruiting classes. There is a lot more written about "prospects" compared to the actual fruit from those trees. I honestly think their plan to go 100% prospects or bust is flawed from the outset.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Last edited by traderumor; 02-06-2013 at 10:27 AM.