"what if" key words right there....
what if Niese keeps improving and becomes an ace?
you're an idiot
seriously...there is no stupider person on the board than you
go find one left handed pitcher under the age of 28 w/ the stats niese put up last year that, when they hit free agency, didn't get a monster contract
then go through our system and tell me one left handed pitcher w/ the potential of developing into niese
when you are done, you can tell me about the value of a left handed pitcher in their primes w/ upside
until then shut the f*ck up
you might not like niese but this is what you and all of the other "trade niese" people dont understand
a 26 year old left handed pitcher that can put up #'s like niese did at 25, if they hit the open market, would net a 5+ year 80+ million dollar contract, so we aren't acquiring one via trade
when you look through our system, there are ZERO left handed pitchers w/ even the smallest bit of upside when you take out relievers (like edgin...and really thats it)....to find the next lhp w/ any promise, you have to go all the way down to kingsport to steve matz, who has never pitched even a 1/2 a season w/o getting hurt... YES we have pitching depth...in terms of rhp....we have nothing in the works in terms of lefties
you don't trade the ONLY guy in your system that satisfies a position of need when a replacement for that player costs nearly 100 million dollars...its just stupid....
i am eagerly awaiting your response to that one....or any response that any of those spouting off this nonsense can come up with....