BigZ38 wrote:Seems that prospects are worth their weight in gold plus some. Maybe its the economy and teams moving towards more player control, maybe its the emergence of youthful talent around baseball, who knows, but half the time a lot of these "big" prospects don't work out. I understand not moving a Profar, a Bundy, etc, but some of these mid level prospects teams were considering untouchable...interesting.
It could also be with the advent of social media fans are just that much closer to the action now.
The thing is that the star prospects haven't always been star prospects. The Rangers or the Angels would have looked foolish trading Profar or Trout 2 years ago when they were top 100ish prospects with upside.
I also think that the new CBA has affected deadline trade values a little. Teams now only get 1 draft pick to counter offers and the trading team can't recoup part of the trade by getting draft picks.