Originally Posted by DirtySox
The trade sucked and still sucks. Stop rationalizing it.
You are wrong, I am not rationalizing the trade. I, too, wish the Sox had kept Hudson. But they didn't. KW probably concluded that Hudson's value had peaked and that he wouldn't be anything more than a mid to back of the rotation guy. That looks like a mistake now and, of course, the mistake can't be undone. Perhaps the Sox can mitigate their loss if they move Jackson at the 2011 trade deadline.
I am primarily saying two things: (1) GM's who try to accomplish anything will make mistakes and (2) KW should be recognized as loudly for his hits as he is criticized for his misses. On this board, posters often forget the hits and never seem to forget the misses.