Yeah, I wasn't sure if I should copy it but since I was copying someone else's 'copy' I figured it would be alright to post it here.
Mixed opinions on O's boards about the trade as would be expected. Some love the trade while others feel that the O's gave up too much for what they see as a 3 month one dimensional rental.
I love the trade. Sounds like we got 2 servicable prospects for a piece we weren't going to be able to use anyway.
Feels like a win/win to me.
"...Feels like a win/win to me..."
-- Agreed. I wouldn't hate this deal if I'm an O's fan. They get a guy who should produce a lot in the smaller ballparks of the AL East, (most notably the home park), given more regular ABs, and they likely will never miss the prospects they dealt.
For the Phillies, they gain not only salary relief, which is about all I held out hope for, but also two guys who could contribute at some point down the road, for a guy who was essentially value-less to the franchise.
Win-win is a great way to describe it.
Sounds good, Dude.
I like these kind of deals - they are underrated and go largely unnoticed but they are a smart way to add to a teams ML depth.
I'm waiting for the Phils next move which might give us a better idea of what direction they might be headed.
To be honest, I have no idea if they are gonna be sellers or buyers, nor do I have any idea what they should do. I have an opinion but that doesn't mean it's what they should do.
It wouldn't shock me if they went nuclear and totally cleaned house, including dumping Manuel and bringing up Sandberg. Nor would it shock me if they bided their time and tried to pick up a BP piece or two to try to hang in it. I think everything is on the table right now, including a complete rebuild.
I'm actually kind of excited to see which way they go.
I agree with you in that I have no idea which way they'll go. I'm pretty sure I know which way Amaro would LIKE to go, but that doesn't mean that he will go that way.
Here's my assessment -- if this team wanted to stay together and make another run at a title, they sure as heck don't play like it. Through their play, they have BEGGED to be broken up.
Fangraphs Lino article... Very encouraging.