METS 24 wrote:If you are like person A, then you think that the Marlins would have just accepted only Hanley Ramirez in return because they knew how good he was going to be. So the Marlins felt that they wouldn't need any other prospects in the trade because they knew they were getting a player who was going to turn out to be a stud as well as one of the best players in the game. That was his point & that is sad.
If this is your argument, then when you go to the grocery store, you shouldn't pay the price that they charge, you should pay the price that it's worth it to you. If you really
want a Snickers bar, then you should give them $5 and tell them to keep the change.
No matter what the Marlins thought of Hanley or no matter how good they projected them to be, it's in their best interest to extract as much value as they could out of the Red Sox in extras. The fact that they didn't doesn't prove or disprove anything.
Which is to say that ultimately, on the second question, Answers A & B are not really mutually exclusive.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.