I hope you know how much it pains me to disagree with you on this one. Seriously...It makes me doubt my own sanity, but here goes nothing...Originally Posted by Red Leader
I'm always one of the first ones to cry out "Trade 'em all!", but in this case, I'd stand pat. The one flaw that I see in your otherwise sound logic is that I think you're over estimating just how good Harang really is. He's a nice pitcher, solid and all of that, but he's not number one or number two quality. I'm fairly convinced that when the season's done, he'll be a notch above mediocre. Would that get a nice return in trade?
Sure it would, but someone mentioned Dessens....Bowden got Lopez for him. Lopez has been off the charts, but nobody, I mean NOBODY would have guessed he'd be OPSing around .900 less than three years later. In fact, people were miffed that they didn't get more for Elmer at the time.
I don't trust DanO to deal pitching away, I just don't.
I'm also of the mind that pitching is what they need, and they've got one, and a cheap, durable one at that. They should look into keeping him at least until he's a FA.
I just wish they wouldn't have spent all of that dough this past offseason.
They needed a SS, and one has emerged in house.
They needed a reliable, durable starter, and one has emerged in house.
Instead of elation, we're filled with dread because we're all afraid they won't have the money to keep them.
It's a real shame.
....And it ain't because they're cheap, it's because they're stupid.