Plympton91 said:That strategy seems like a good one to me. The resurgent offense is generating tradable assets in that realm. Are there any competitive teams that need offense and have excess starting pitching? The Mets?
It worth noting that the Red Sox traded away Jose Iglesis and while they didn't give him away for free, they sold low (I don't believe Peavy played a vital or indispensable role in winning the championship--the Red Sox would have won it without him). Iglesis is the kind of trade chip that would bring back one of the Mets young pitchers or another young pitcher on another organization. In retrospect, the Iglesis trade was not very prudent--the Red Sox traded a valuable asset for a declining one. As others on this forum have pointed out, the majority of Cherington's deals haven't worked out, the Miller/E.Rodriguez trade is a notable (and important) exception.