keithp23 wrote:I agree with you. The problem is that the "Crush" really feels he was getting keepers in Teahen, Renteria and the group. It's hard to see the 2nd place team benefit from such a trade.
I was in 8th place - so no sour grapes on my end.
So none of the players that the Rattlers got could be kept? If that's the case, and depending on what kinds of salaries other players are contracted at, I can see some value there for Crush. Teahen and Renteria are good scores, but even Konerko and Laird could be pretty good pickups.
The thing is you can't not let an owner make a deal that hurts his team. Look at is this way, the guy in first had just as much of an opportunity to score those players too if he wanted to give up players that the Crush wanted for keepers. If he couldn't keep anyone he was dealing and thought for the long-term the guys he was getting were the better play, then so be it.