Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:36 AM
Good article JC!
If I were an opposing GM, I would start the conversation with Terry Ryan with, "You guys have the worst starting rotation in baseball. Why do you want to trade your best starting pitcher? What's wrong with him?".
TR response: "We're just not confident that we can sign him to a long-term deal - we think he would be happier with a different organization." Problem solved.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:53 PM
And yes, it appears that JC and others were right in thinking that Frankie should have been traded immediately after his 15K performance.
Even during his good streak teams were still thinking of him as a reliever suggesting that his value was never very high.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:42 AM