Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by Niners99:Originally posted by itlynstalyn:Originally posted by Niners99:[
The "fans" didnt want the Wheeler trade. Sabean THOUGHT the fans did. The fans said "what are you doing, moron!?"
He did it to please the fans because he felt he "owed it to them" to make a run at a repeat even though it clearly wasn't happening with Posey out for the year.
This team cannot compete in it's current form regardless of the injuries. If you can get value from guys that may or may not stay next year then you have to take that risk and weigh it against whether or not a first round sandwich pick is worth more.
Right, but the point is the fans DIDNT want the Beltran deal. That was on Sabean. Theres a difference between trading an elite pitching prospect for a rental player in a lost season, and not telling the fans to "f-off" by trading half the team halfway into a season when youre wearing "WS champs" patches.
You sell now, not only does it kill the next couple years at least, but it tells the fans you give up. Despite having some of the best young players in the game, you are throwing in the towel for a few years. Thats a horrible message, and unnecessary to get the team back on track. We've had some injuries, some bad luck, and were partially doomed from the start due to a lack of preparation by the front office this offseason.
Like I said, go ahead and trade a couple guys who will be leaving anyways if you can get a nice package of near ready prospects, but blowing it up is the last thing you want to do right now. Ask the Marlins fans how much they like that strategy.
The smart fans didnt want the trade. However, there were guys in here who liked it.
Plenty of "fans" wanted to see the team to take a chance and repeat. It was clearly a terrible move and we'd now have Wheeler slotted as a 3
There's a difference between pleasing the fans and trying to get value from impending free agents and positions of depth. If you can trade Romo and Pence for someone like Castellanos, then you do it.
All the guys I suggested trading are FA's after this year minus Romo and Scutaro, hardly blowing it up in the traditional sense.
[ Edited by itlynstalyn on Jul 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM ]