clarkw267 wrote:That's not a bad trade at all, but the reasoning behind it isn't very good. If you need saves... what exactly did you gain here?
Sale is getting an MRI for a "tender elbow", and wants to start. Meanwhile Reed has been lights out.
Chapman is another guy who may end up in the rotation.
Not the way to go if saves is what you need.
So we had agreed on the deal over email and I was the one who actually sent the trade. He hadn't accepted it yet and I pulled the offer off the table. Didn't realize there was a health issue with Sale. I told the other owner that he could send the trade to me and I'd accept if the elbow results come back good.
And to your point, I just figured I'd be rolling the dice a little in regards to the two pitchers in the deal. I'm in 11th place and need to shake things up. I would be gambling on that Chapman and Sale would eventually end up starters or closers in the near future. And I'd be happy getting the pitchers in whatever role they land in besides middle relief. And if both became starters I'd still have Hamilton and two nice SP's. Thanks for the input... that was helpful and now I'm second guessing the whole trade!