Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Choo had very little value to the Indians.
You don't measure a player's trade value based on how much value a player has to his current team. You measure it based on how much value he has to other teams.
If the Houston Astros has #1 starter who was a FA to be, would you say he had little trade value becuase Houston was a last place team and the #1 starter therefore had little real value to them?
Of course not, he value would be based on his value to contenders.