"We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."
FWIW njh made a great point that changed my perspective on the situation. I was analyzing Ventura's value and felt 20b is fair value for what he's worth. However, in the past, we haven't handled compensation like that. If you're telling me hurl only got two prospects for Fernandez, and TCA receives 20b for Ventura, that would be bullshit. Relative to what Fernandez/Oscar received, I agree with KK that it's not fair to give anything more than a late pick.
It also opens up a can of worms. How is it that much different if players suffer long term injuries that prevent them from ever playing again or playing at a diminished level? If a player took a line drive off his head and retired due to brain trauma, would we have compensation then? Based on past compensation, I think we should only provide compensation for losing elite franchise crippling assets. The whole point is to make sure teams aren't crippled by these unfortunate tragedies.
I don't even agree with the 'trade value' augment in coming up with 20B. I sure as fuck wouldn't have traded Yordano for pick 21, and I know TCA wouldn't have either. Sure thats only a 2 team sample, but I see his trade value as more than 20B.
Not to mention pick 21 has a HELL of a lot less value than either of prospects Hurl got or either of the picks Boxy got (right as the caliber of the player is a hell of a lot less).
If you think 20B is too high for comp, I could be convinced, but I haven't heard anything that convinces me he TCA doesn't deserve anything for losing an intriguing young keeper
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not too happy about De Leon to the Rays... but at least he'll be more likely to start this season.
b/c the AL. More shitty parks all around. DH's. No shitty divisional offenses (except the Rockies)
and a good pitchers park with a good team and boatloads of money, vs a shitty part with a shit team of penny pinching owners.