DUDE, Lee is only 2-6 this year.
I think Shapiro got out while the getting was good.
What does that have to do with trading the 2008 Cy Young winner for garbage?
It's what Lee was worth at the given time of the trade that counts, and he was worth a lot!
Jason Knapp was the center piece of the trade for some dumb reason. but Carlos looked good before injury and we'll see wut he's like when he returns. Marson is a good young catcher. J. Donald has ability to be an everyday player if we trade him bcuz his numbers cant stack up against J. kip, azzy, or chizzy. the trade was fair not great.
As for Knapp idk y he was the center piece yes he could throw 98mph but as a starter he had only gone 3 innings a few times. so he was destined for the pen just as Hagadone was destined for though they try to stretch him out
The key piece in the deal has called it a career... I'd say it's pretty much a bust at this point. But Carrasco can come back, and if he can fill in the #3 spot in rotation for a while, it wont be as much of a bust.
It's a shame, really. This trade had a lot of potential value when it was made. 4 of Philly's top 10 prospects. Two sure-fire major league role players in Donald and Marson to go along with two guys who had the potential to be #1 and #2 in our rotation for a long time.
You're talking to the same guy that thinks the CC deal was a total bust... LOL
We traded two months of a pitcher that TOLD US he wasn't going to re-sign with us for 8 years of Michael Brantley, and that's assuming that LaPorta doesn't amount to anything. Still very lopsided in our favor.
Mislead people? .. Lee was hurt and working on a new pitch in 2007 and not good at all. It was all over this board to include him in a trade or even just release him. Indians management was wise enough to hold onto him. In 2008 Lee won the Cy and had a huge increase in value. ... People may have forgotten but all the previous is well known to an Indian fan that is on this board.
Believe it is obvious that although Lee struggled in 07 it was wise to hold onto him and not follow the majority on this board.