I like this trade and all of them we've made so far and hoping for about 4-5 more today. Back at the start of the season, I never dreamed we'd be sellers at the deadline. I thought the players added by our front office in the off-season made us a lock for the postseason this year. The front office did their job--the players acquired and our coaching staff didn't do theirs.
The front office is now cleaning up the mess it has become and I applaud them. We are not sure of the quality we got, but now we have the quantity to pick up some quality players in trades after the season. I'm not ready to write off '19 yet unless we find out for sure if Buxton and Sano (Buckno) are the mediocrities that showed up this year. Have them spend an offseason working out with Berrios and maybe, just maybe, they regain their confidence and chisel their bodies enough to avoid injuries. We have lots of question marks in Kepler, Polanco, Garver, et al, but none more huge than Buckno.