Originally Posted by TDog
Does Peavy coming back from an injury now have appreciably more value than Peavy coming back from an injury next spring?
Waiting until the offseason to deal with more teams with a deeper talent pool isn't any more of a gamble than gambling on prospects that are at least a couple of years away.
Most of the interested contenders have deep talent pools (Az, St L, Boston). Non-contenders won't be interested in the offseason anyway and they won't have much to trade anyway. We don't want veterans. So yes, price is better now - you get the last 2 months desperation price plus an extra year price.