Transmogrifier wrote:Lofunzo wrote:Well, in the Yankees defense, they have made an artform of overhyping their prospects to the extent that they can get a ton for them. I understand that a lot of the deals that they make are them taking on a lot of salary but their claim to fame used to be dumping prospects and watching them excel elsewhere. Can anyone name a prospect or 2 that the Yankees have traded away that has come back to bite them in the rump??
Depends what you call a prospect, and what you define as biting you in the rump.
Mike Lowell comes to mind. Willy Mo Pena. Marte. All would be helpful on the Yankees now. Halsey is a good one, and Claussen could be half decent. I'm sure there are many more I'm forgetting.
But the Yankees turned Lowell in to Denny Neagle. I will actually give you Lowell although if they kept him around, there would be no A-Rod. That said, nice memory there. The jury is still out on Halsey and Claussen but I haven't seen anything from them to indicate that they will really come back to haunt them. The same can be said for Pena. He is too flawed, IMHO, to ever be a really solid major leaguer. I am talking about the old ways of trading Willie McGee, Jay Buhner, Doug Drabek, and company.