johnsamo wrote:YES.... MONITORS.... PLEASE KILL THIS THREAD. I STARTED IT, NOW I WANT IT STOPPED. Had no idea so many Pirate fans would crawl out of the woodworks to call me an idiot and a heretic. Please kill the thread before they storm my castle and burn me as a witch.
Well first of all, you shouldn't make titles like this one. It's far worse than saying "Crawford admits to steroid use," which yesterday got locked for being a "bad joke."
And second of all, if you're going to make up trades that the Angels can do, atleast give a good reason why the small-market teams (Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay etc..) would do that deal. You should do a little bit of research about these players your team could supposedly trade for. This is the 2nd time you've said that the small-market teams will be unable to sign their franchise player when he becomes a FA, but in reality, they've already signed the guy long-term (this is the case with both Carl Crawford and Jason Bay). There's almost no reason why these franchises would trade their best players away at this point in their careers. Sure it's alright to speculate about stuff like this, but you should make it something that actually has a small chance to happen, instead of something that will never occur, like this Jason Bay trade for example. There's nothing I hate more than seeing big-market fans making up ridiculous trade offers like this one to trade for franchise players on small market teams.