The Baseball Off-Season Thread: Miguel Sano and the Torturer's Stone
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12-26-2012, 03:53 PM
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The point some of us are making is that the return is so pitiful that we're better off with just having Hanrahan and letting him go next year. The team is already clogged with Jerry Sands types, there is really nothing of significant use gained by this trade except we lose our all-star closer for a bunch of spare parts.
When this was initially discussed it was Iglesias who was supposed to be the focal point of this trade, the rug was pulled out from under us and instead of getting a good solid prospect to build around in the future that wouldve fit the team very well we then seemed to have just made a trade for the sake of getting rid of Hanrahan.
That would make this a baseball move. Joel Hanrahan was gone the minute they signed Jason Grilli. Keeping both is not in this organization's DNA. Grilli was picked to stay as he could be had for less.
As an aside, this guy a few weeks ago broke down the past two decades of FA signings by the Pirares. Frightening list once you put it all in one place. Three good signings that lasted the entire year. That is it:
Tony Armas, Jr.
Clint Barmes (jury's still out … but, yeah)
Chris Singleton (never played/voided)
Not bad or okay (the players who just missed the top-10 list)
Good for a half-season (traded)
Good for a full season (not traded)
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