Re: Iglesias--what is Jim Leyland thinking?
posted at 10/10/2013 12:02 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to BurritoT-'s comment:
Why do posters keep trying ot justify this trade, especially when those who were against it stopped talking about it a month ago?
There were plenty of people on both sides continuing this conversation since it happened.
Truth is, the trade worked for all 3 teams. Boston got the starter it needed to get to the post season and get through round 1.
Detroit got someone that could play solid defense at a primary position.
CWS got a top OF prospect that showed he can compete at this level, ableit in a SSS this year.
We still have a solid all around veteran SS for this year, as well as a top SS prospect in all baseball ready to take over in 2014 and another slick fielding SS at AA. The future hasnt been compromised one bit, all while making the team better right now. How is this NOT a win for us and the other teams?
This is a win for all teams this year, but the future could very well be another story. We have three prospects (Bogarts, Marrerro and Chiccini) who are exactly that, prospects, and we're hoping and praying that they'll pan out. The trade gave up a player who's now proving he's good enough to play SS in the PS. Was that a smart thing to do for the future?
The ONLY way this trade has not compromised the future one bit is IF one of those guys turns out to be as good as Iggy. Otherwise we'll have to pay someone more to play SS than we'd have paid Iggy - leaving fewer $$ for someone else - or we're going to have someone who's not as good as Iggy at SS. That's the future. Which has been my problem with the trade all along.
And IF (that's capital letters IF) paying Drew to play SS next year is what keeps us from signing Ellsbury - a very real possibility, btw - this well have a TREMENDOUS impact on the team.