Originally Posted by Tragg
Again, another barb at someone. Whatever.
Take the top farm system in baseball and tell them that this what they'll get out of their top 10 or so prospects: a good fielding 3rd baseman with injury problems who has fair power and poor average and lasts less than a decade; a starter who was average for 6 or so years, with 1 or 2 really good years; and 2 middle relievers (maybe there are 2 in there - Ginter and Rausch) and they'd be aghast.
If THAT is a good return the best prospects from the best farm system, then they darn well would be a lot more willing to trade their top prospects than they are.
Put another way - you could trade all 10 of those players and they don't equal a Chris Sale.
Dude, even if you look at the Top 5 prospects in all of baseball, even those guys generally completely bust something like 1/3 of the time. If you honestly think good prospects always turn into good players, you're just not paying attention to the other 29 teams in the league.