I didn't want this trade to happen because Sale worries me injury wise, but this is a fair deal at the end of the day. Kopech isn't a lock as a starter even though I think he's the next Glasnow type of prospect. And Moncada may be a star eventually, but Sale is now, and I didn't want to see Benny go.
Tons of pressure to win a WS the next few years now.
I love this f'n trade. I never liked Moncada's numbers from Cuba as he never hit over 300. He didn't hit over 300 at any level of the minors and that tells me he would never do so at the MLB level.
I will wait till I hear the other two pieces before truly throwing my support behind this but my initial reaction is fk yeah! We just got the best pitcher in MLB in his prime with a young core of players in the field. Dave isn't scared to bring up the guys he likes and trade the ones with value he doesn't... it's a new philosophy but one I can get used to if we can maintain a balance. If you gut your system you do it for one of the best at the position... so kudos!
Post by James Dunne on Dec 6, 2016 13:30:50 GMT -5
If Swihart is part of the deal I'm going to be a bit disappointed. They butchered his value this season, and to have him as the third piece in any deal is pretty rough. I still think he's going to be a very, very good player.
EDIT: Nightengale tweeted that he wasn't involved. I am glad for that.
Still evaluating how I feel about this deal. Feels risky to me, but needing Moncada to get Sale isn't crazy, and I'd been advocating selling high on Kopech.