JTWood wrote:KoopaTroopa211 wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:I hate pitching giving up the lead 5 seconds after we get it.
Tell me again, why was our best trade deadline acquisition Jorge Sosa?
We put band-aids on bullet wounds, and it's coming back to bite us.
Great commentary. Tell me, who would you have traded for and what would you have given to get it?
i dont think its appropriate to take a narrow view and just look at the trade deadline. the offseason has seen disappointing acquisitions as well. the team just hasnt done that great of a job at bringing in talent over the past year or two, whether its the offseason or during the season.
the team says the prices are too high during the offseason so they bring in budget players. then the team says the prices are too high for a deadline deal. i dont really care where the blame goes--owners not spending money or walt not making the right trades.
the mulder trade really exacerbated the problem. perhaps if it worked out things would be different. maybe the team is just riding out the bad part of a transition phase. they want to go to from trading away prospects to growing their own. there is going to be a few years where things are hard because talent takes time to move through a system. whatever the reason, they have pretty much been sitting on their hands since the mulder deal.