Originally Posted by TDog
The problem is that if you are trading veterans at the deadline to contenders, you are unlikely to get impact players in return. It really doesn't matter how good a GM you are at that point. The trade value is higher in the offseason, although you might find someone who has fallen out of favor with most talent evaluators who turns out to be a surprise. You can only hope Jacobs fits into that category. Danny Richars didn't. Zach Stewart didn't, although he appeared he might after one great game against the Twins.
And of course, if you trade your veterans for players who are two, three, four years away from helping your team, you are going to lose more games this year (and next if you don't make upgrades in the offseason, which you probably could have made regardless) than if you had not traded your veterans.
Then so be it. Get players with upside. We should be scouting Arizona's farm clubs, not the ML club for some failed prospect in the back of their pen. I would prefer we not do any deals with teams, like Arizona, that are friends with Kenny anyway. We've done enough give-aways.
Looks like Peavy had a decent rehab start. 1 run over 5 innings, albeit a sturdy 90 pitches.