If the Pirates could have gotten Linebrink-type talent for Ollie Hernandez, why on EARTH would they have moved him for Xavier Nady?
(Which isn't even to mention Roberto Hernandez)
Seriously, is Littlefield really that dumb? I mean, I'm going to be VERY irrate if the Braves could have flipped a replacement-level OF for a quality guy like Linebrink (and some change even!) and failed to do so.
and I am going to be pissed off if KT could of gotten Betemit for Linebrink, and ended up with a SP that couldn't even make the Pirates. Not to mention trading one of the premier setup men in the league to a team that they could end up facing in just two short months. We traded a guy that knows the entire Padre "Book" on the Mets, and now visa versa ..
If Kevin Towers sent Linebrink to NYM for Ollie, and I understand 'buying low' and 'selling high' here, Ollie damn well better win a Cy Young within the next 3 years.
Oh and where is the 3B?
Todd Walker? Why did we get rid of Castilla? At least he could play Defense. Todd Walker hasn't played 3B in a decade and now we are relying on him during the stretch run ....