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I just got the cy young winner and a guy who puts up 30 home runs every year for a pitcher with 1 game in the major leagues and a guy who just got off of the DL. Yeah, everyone on yahoo is an idiot.
- 1 Reply to Rob Johnson
Statistically speaking, Sabathia's numbers are guaranteed to improve. This is exactly the type of player you want to keep, not trade away.
Scherzer is untested. We are still not certain how good he will be. He's exactly the type of player you want to trade away, if you get a favorable deal. As it would have been for Cueto.
Because of Sabathia for Scherzer. Scherzer is completely untested and should not command Sabathia's value. (Remember, there was even more hype about Cueto before he came up.) And Sabathia won the Cy Young! You can't seriously compare Sabathia, simply due to a slow start, to any pitcher that hasn't even thrown 5 major league innings.
There's always a chance Scherzer is as good as advertised. But the odds of that are not high enough to make it an even trade.
As far as the hitters, they're closer than being suggested here. There's no way Beltran will continue at that same pace the rest of the year. There's a guarantee his numbers will improve, the debate is just about how much. I think I might still prefer Granderson, but the difference is not great enough to make a difference in the trade.
I don't think so. I think you got robbed.
Beltran is hitting .210, and Granderson has put up as many HR, RBI, and SB in a week as Beltran has all year. Beltran's on the downside of his career and Granderson, already brilliant, hasn't reached his peak yet.
Sabathia vs. Scherzer is difficult to call. Sabathia has a couple of good seasons under his (ample) belt, but he's off to a rocky start this year. Scherzer only retired 13 straight in his debut with 7 Ks. Between the two, right now I think I'd take Scherzer.
Sorry, but I think you got the ass end of this trade.
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