What's so troubling? The fact that I'd rather spend our most valuable trade chips on someone with more long-term value than a pitcher entering his walk
I'm not grossly underestimating anything. You seem to judge pitchers strictly on strikeouts and raw stuff to the point that you seem to agree with trading
Yeah, wow. I thought it was relatively fair and that Washington would balk if any team did in that scenario.
Well, my second sentence in the post you quoted states that locking down Strasburg to a longterm extension was a caveat in the proposed deal, so that
One year of an elite starter is worth three years of an elite closer, especially when you have another elite closer available. Betances-Wilson may not
The opportunity cost is using Miller, Gardner and/or other assets to get one year of Strasburg rather than trading them for MLB ready prospects who could