I saw this little excerpt in Jayson Stark's weekly "That's Debatable" chat today. It has to do with pitchers being traded mid-season to contending clubs.
That's quite shocking, actually.SportsNation Jayson Stark: I give the Brewers credit. They haven't been to the postseason in 26 years. They're stocked with prospects. So they feel like they owe it to their fan base to take a shot. But if you haven't checked out my Rumblings and Grumblings column from last week, I point out how rare it is for any team to trade for a pitcher like this who leads them to a parade float. The only starter traded in midseason who has won a World Series game in the last 30 years is . . . (ta-taaaa) Jeff Weaver. How scary is that slice of trivia?
It's hard to say just based on that information that a team like the Brewers shouldn't throw away top prospects for a rental, because after all, a guy like C.C. Sabathia is real good, but that kind of history is not flattering for doing so.