Pogotheostrich wrote:SF isn't going to compete this year and chances are that Schmidt isn't coming back next year. Why not trade him to a contender for some prospects? They should be able to get more for him now then they could in the draft.
Schmidt has a club option for 2006 and if he's still with the club by the end of the year, I can see the Giants resigning him for one more. The Giants will not trade Schmidt for prospects. They haven't rebiult since hitting their stride in 1997 and they won't until Bonds retires. This is simply because Bonds will not last through a prospect rebiulding campaign. If they trade Schmidt this year, it would have to be for pitchers and players who can help them now. Otherwise, when Bonds comes back next year, they would be back to square one without Schmidt and even less of chance to win the WS.