Re: Trade for RA Dickey?
posted at 12/16/2012 12:01 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
If we were one player like Dickey away from being a top contender, I could see some logic to trading Bradley for him, but we are not.
In response to ADG's comment:
Why give up anything for a 38 year old knuckleballer who could fall apart and be awful. There is no guarantee he does what he did in 2012. And he's 38.
IMO, it is beyond ridiculous to think of trading 6 years of Bradley for one year of Dickey.
Joe, I respect you as an intelligent and level-headed poster, but answer me this question: were you for trading 6 years of team control of Han Ram AND Anibal Sanchez for 1 year of Josh Beckett and the salary dump of Mike Lowell?
We ended up extending Josh and Mike. We won a second ring. Although the trade appears lop-sided in favor of the Marlins, I don't hear many fans complaining about the deal that helped us win one ring.
(BTW, most Marlin top trade lists count that trade as their best trade of all time.)
I would've made the trade, but I apparently under-estimated both Hanley and Sanchez.
Hanley was a very good prospect, but had slipped from #10 to #30. He had just posted a .720 in AA at age 21. At the start of 2005, I was an agnostic on SS. I'd have no problem with either Hanley, OCab, or Renteria.
Sanchez seemed to be one of those soft tossers that excel in the minors, but rarely have an impact in the pros.
Lowell looked like a good bounce-back candidate, and Beckett had the makings of an ace, with playoff success.
In retrospect, I would not have made the trade. Everyone points to the 2007 WS, but had we had Hanley and Sanchez instead of Beckett and Lowell, plus all the extra money, there is a pretty good chance we'd have won a WS in one of those years.