Originally Posted by DrCrawdad
Royce Ring for Robbie Alomar. That trade still has me scratching my...head.
A first round draft pick (possibly a poor choice for a first round pick) for a short-term mid-season solution. Is that trade comparable to Garland for Karchner?
Ring was a wasted pick forgetting if he was drafted to be traded or closer of the future. I don't believe he was drafted for either of those reasons but it's a good rationalization for a wasted pick that at least KW was able to dump for a major leaguer for half a season. I doubt that's what he intended though.