Pressley feels like a troll.. but he was neither a prospect or a rental and certainly not at peak value. His peripherals screamed closer and we traded him as an underperforming overused set up guy.
Diaz was a fringe prospect if a prospect at all. But possibly
Davis might be the most popular player in San Fran, and he's not even there yet. I'm guessing they could trade him this winter and get more than Dyson back. I don't think prospect lists can ignore his progress. In short, he's not at peak value.
Hu was traded at peak value I guess.
Anyway, I think to get something back, you have to be willing to give something. But if the guys we traded at "peak value" increase their value after we trade them, I think you're missing my point. Let's hold on to the Pressleys and maybe a Davis and trade the Arcias, Jays, Stewarts, and Gordons.
A reclamation project who can't be optioned has almost no value in MLB to anyone but a bottom barrel team who won't want to trade prospects.
Easy to say in hindsight.There was plenty of talk to trade Polonco, Kepler, Berrios, Buxton etc... 2-3-4 years ago too.It's easy to point out the guys that flamed out and ignore the ones who kept getting better.