Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
Morneau has never been the same. This is the reason Olt's value dropped significantly. When the Sox were rumored to be talking to the Rangers about Peavy, most if the prospect guys wanted nothing to do with Olt.
Next year will be the tell on Olt, for sure. He's been beyond horrible this year. There are bad years, and then there's falling off a cliff. Olt has fallen off a cliff. He might find it again, but it's probably at least 50/50 that he's done.
Honestly, I don't know why the Cubs acquired him. I thought they drafted their 3B of the future earlier this year. Why would they need Olt? And why did so many in the media consider the Garza trade a stroke of brilliance?
It's a fine trade if that Edwards kid works out for them, but we won't know that for a couple years.