Originally Posted by Noneck
A #1 starter may put fans in the park every 5th day. a commodity that looks like the second coming of Mickey Mantle would put fans in the park everyday.
Over the course of a sesaon, a starter faces more hitters than a hitter faces pitchers. He's responsible for more outs. If you want to put fans in the seats, take Trout; if you want to win, take Sale * and whomever else would be in the deal.
* I'm not arguing I'd take Sale even up, but the comments like "Trout is worthy two Sales" are absolutely ridiculous. If Trout has the most trade value in baseball, Sale isn't far behind.