Originally Posted by SLP Product
C'mon now CP, u can't always be sipping the Theo Kool aid. Let's call a spade a spade.
He got nothing of value for Castro, and now we're giving them back Warren basically giving away Castro.
Then this clown turns down an extension which basically means he's only a rental, one that carries luggage.
If we with the WS then yes, it's a good move, but had they waited Chap would've had to clear waivers.
We overspent plain and simple. There were other moves to be made, but we just basically gave away the 15th ranked prospect in all of baseball.
Not a good move.
Twice now that Cashman got the better of Theo.
You aren't exactly looking at it in the grand scheme of things.
"Didn't get anything for Starlin"
Yes, they did. They got Castro out of the way, so they could bring in Zobrist, AND have room for Javy Baez. Starlin blocks that.
Also, having Warren, a part of the package to get Chapman. Warren BTW has a 5.91 ERA. He has a NEGATIVE WAR. As in, he has been thee worst pitcher on the Cubs roster in 2016. Are you really upset letting him go, for Chapman?
Chap wasn't clearing waivers dude.
And even if the Yankees tried that, we are LAST in the waiver order. Come on bruh.
Again, we gave up Warren, we gave up a 4th guy that none of us have ever heard of from Single A. We gave up McKinney who has doubles power and we got for essentially Jason Hammel, who is still on the team now. And we gave up Gleyber.
We gave up 1 elite prospect, for 1 elite closer. That prospect isn't gonna help us this year, the year after, or the year after that.
Again, we have Addison 22, Baez 23, Ian Happ (22 in 3 weeks) and Zobrist 35. We are set up the middle for the next several years, easy.
Just like trading Vogelbach who would never help us because Rizzo blocked him, Gleyber has been blocked as well.
And to add to that, you are questioning a guy that has brought us
Carl Edwards Jr
Eddy Julio Martinez
You are questioning, THAT man? You realllllllllllly have a problem with what that man is doing?
Me? I think Theo knows more about this franchise than we do. If he feels the 4 guys he gave up were ok to give up, and not hurt the franchise, then I trust him, 100%. He gave the Red Sox 3 World Series titles. He took us from one of the worst teams in the league, to one of the best inside 4 years. And we STILL have a deep farm system, even after dealing 2-3 prospects the last couple days.
But if you want to doubt him, go on ahead. I won't try to stop you man. But I think you would do well to give him some slack, and let him work. He seems to be pretty good at what he does.