Sammy Sofa wrote:PackLandVA wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:I'm not angry at him; I'm annoyed with the FO.
Or for not trading him when his value was high?
That, and it applies potentially to multiple guys on the team. I get the video game appeal of fielding a team of almost nothing but homegrown stud bats, but that's not something likely to pan out, and it's not like the pitching issues were ever going to be something to take them by surprise with the way the team was constructed and how their drafting went.
They won a WS and have the most wins in MLB since all these guys were up together. I’d say it has panned out.
Who knows what pitching was really available or how close they came to moving any guys. There were always rumors Mets or Indians pitchers were available but both those teams were trying to win so who knows plus all the Mets guys had injuries or have fallen off since, none would’ve been slam dunk moves and none were ultimately moved and trading the young MLB bats who had success for pitching prospects would’ve been a dumb move. Idk what other impact pitchers were available (none were moved other than Sale, who I doubt they would’ve traded to us) in that 2015-17 range.