davidmarver wrote:ocmusicjunkie wrote:So I open my team page this morning, only to find a Furcal for John Patterson trade pending.
I'm totally baffled.
Why do teams trade fifth round picks for guys who were on the WW two weeks ago? I mean, Patterson might workout to be a B- pitcher this year... but by trading him for a fifth rounder, you're basically saying he's as good as a Peavy/Isringhausen/Mulder type.
Trade is lopsided, but not the worst one ever.
On a side note, try not to compare Jake Peavy and Mark Mulder. They aren't even close fantasy wise.
I agree! While you may be right Peavy was drafted in the fifth round of most drafts. He is far and away a steal in the fifth round. Comparing him to a fifth round selection of Furcal or Mulder is a mistake.
If this was a 'fair' trade like you are stating it should have been are you saying Peavy should have been given up for Furcal? They were both close draft picks....and in my mind a Furcal for Peavy would be way more lopsided than this deal.