Building the TOT
Here's the thing with Sandy. He's shown he's very good at trading all star players for blue chip prospects.
Trading major leaguers for major leaguers? Not so much. Signing free agents? No so much. Rule 5 pickups? Nope.
The bad news now is that he's out of all stars since it's fair to assume he won't be trading David Wright anytime soon. So now what?
Sandy is suddenly going to make that big trade for a Keith Hernandez or a Gary Carter? Or sign a 5-tool Carlos Beltran to a mega bucks contract? It's great Sandy is picking up good prospects. But every time he picks up a prospect he loses an all star. Sure, you can make the argument that those all stars wouldn't have helped the Team Of Tomorrow (TOT).
Unfortunately building a TOT takes a lot more than converting All Stars into Prospects. While that's an important part of the equation it's only one component. You still need to bring in big time players -via trade or the market -- if you want to build a perennial contender.
I just don't see Sandy doing that. But for the time being I'll defer to my signature.
Last edited by fanofclendennon; 12-27-2012 at 10:44 AM.
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