Ender wrote:I like the idea behind the trade but I think I'd have gone after someone with a bit less injury risk. Volquez is going to collapse into relative obscurity pretty soon and Burrell is nothing special, just a hot April so good job selling both high. I just would have liked to see a bit less risk on your side of things.
I agree 100%. It's not the fact that I traded away Volq and Burrell that bothers me and it's not that I doubt Sheet's ability to be a top level pitcher... it's the injury factor. I should have tried for a top pitcher with less injury risk but I was going to sell Vol and Pat and take a risk. Don't fear the risk just don't trade into more risk.