Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
But like I told Double, we don't know if any of those guys were actually asked for. Who knows for sure.
Different organizations have different standards on what they see and what they want. Buehrle was already on the big club by the trade deadline for example, and so was Garland, so they might not have even been a part of the discussions.
We may not know for sure, but considering the two biggest blockbuster trades for pitching at the deadline in 2000 featured a bona fide MLB regular and a 2-time BA Top 10 prospect, I find it hard to believe if the Sox wanted in on any of the action, they wouldn't be forced to give up Garland, Crede, etc. who were at the time two of their biggest prospects.
I'm just saying, I think in this case, history has vindicated Schueler's decision.