Originally Posted by BainesHOF
You're right. It's smart to use a pitcher so much that he goes on the DL before the all-star break. That improves his trade value by leaps and bounds. Imagine what we could have got if Crain went on the DL even sooner.
You're missing the point, how much more than cash could the Sox have realistically gotten for Crain if they had shown they were reluctant to use him?