In response to pinstripezac's comment:
''Maybe Farrell can get his old job back''.
yeah I was thinking that too
kinda of surprised how many fans
don't wish their team just picked 2 quality 200 inning starters
and a AS SS
I know I do, I suspect some just feel the need to protect ben
and others really do care more about bargains than winning
I think it will change the standings
but it's way to early to know what moves will be made by other teams
Fair points...but on the flipside, those who protest the loudest around here when money isn't flying out of the team's coffers fast enough in November are usually also at the forefront complaining about bad contracts once they start clogging up the payroll and limiting the team's ability to make other deals to improve.
I'm not afraid of spending money or giving up prospects, as long as it's done wisely and not just for the sake of making a splash...we ought to know by now that simply getting as many All-Stars as you can on the roster isn't a recipe for winning championships. And honestly, I don't expect all this team's issues to be fixed with finality this winter, and I'd be fine with Ben C making some conservative "bridge" moves as we wait for the next crop of prospects to mature in 2014 or 15, rather than making big expensive deals just to do something. That's just my attitude....others may feel we need to win right now, but even so, there are enough caution signs with the players involved in this trade and the price would have been so high in money and prospects that I'm not going to crucify Ben for not pulling the trigger. I think we can do better.