Originally Posted by Alpha Zero
What's your point exactly? Did you know for a fact that Corcino was going to struggle this year? It could have just as easily been Cingrani. Did you know Hanigan would be injured and struggling at the plate?
Hindsight is 20-20. No GM or front office is capable of peering into the future and determining exactly when a guy will get injured or his numbers are going to fall off a cliff.
I agree in principle that one tool guys (Hamilton) and relievers (Chapman) should be traded when their value is sky high, but it's hard to know where that peak is.
The question is whether you work to develop the other tools in the one tool guy, or risk another team developing those tools. Do you sell early? How early is too early? What age is the cutoff on him not developing those other tools?