Originally Posted by Jurr
How good may Chris Young, Ryan Sweeney, Gio Gonzalez and the bunch have been if given some consistent guidance together?
Could they have been the core of the roster, alongside Sale?
Did we really need to dump Clayton Richard for Jake Peavy, who is seldom more than a name anymore?
This team tried to play the Yankees game and found out that they weren't able to compete.
The nice thing about having no prospects is there are very few trades you look back on and regret. Young, Sweeney, and Richard are all terrible
baseball players, and if you put them in this lineup and replace our "mercenaries" De Aza, Rios, and Peavy... you can probably very easily drop another 10 wins off this team's expected total. Even holding on to Gio probably wouldn't make up the damage.