osforlife wrote:Meh. I'd rather keep Delmonico honestly.
I've been saying all along that this isn't a championship team.
I would have been strategically selling to get the right pieces to build a much better team for next season.
I'd see what we could get for Patton this winter and allow Matusz, Britton, Pettit, Belfiore, and Chris Jones to fight it out for the two LH bullpen spots next spring.
osforlife wrote:Any reason why you would dangle Patton over Matusz?
osforlife wrote:I think we're a playoff team. We currently have the second wild card.
ofahn wrote:I agree, BUT we're not a CHAMPIONSHIP team and I question why we would invest so many assets on a team that would be lucky to make the post season and flame out in the first or second round. Particularly, when it comes at the expense of the chance to possibly get to the WS next year.
This is a team that could get to the ALDS and win two games by an average score of 12 - 4 and lose the other three by an average score of 4 - 2. WE....CAN'T....MANUFACTURE....RUNS!
We've traded all of our expendable prospects that other teams would be willing to give up value for. Anything we trade now will substantially impact on our future.
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