The MLB winter meetings are my "Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown" moment every year. Each December I get excited for a plethora of trades...only to be extremely disappointed. Yet, I keep coming back like poor Charlie Brown...I am a blockhead.
I think I tried this last year, but I will take another shot...let's try and show the rest of the Cub blogosphere that BNers are smarter than your average bear. When envisioning and suggesting trade scenarios...let's make them as realistic and as likely as possible. Some suggestions:
1.Crap is crap, and if you don't want your crap...no one else does either. Write all you want about trading Darwin Barney and his great defense, but in the recent SI positional rankings he was next to last. I only took three Econ classes in college, but I think this would hinder the "demand" for Barney. Same goes for Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters...why they may not be "crap", they are probably no longer part of our plans. Why would they be part of another teams?
2. Always put yourself in the position of the other team. Cubs' fans really like Javier Baez, CJ Edwards, etc, etc. and other teams know about them too. You cant' get David Price or Stanton without giving something up...which leads me to my final point...
3. Quantity does not equal quality. I remember about 5 or 6 years ago, when rumors were rampant that Kobe Bryant was coming to the Bulls...my question always was...who are we going to give them?...because at that time you could have said "we will give you ever player we have" and the Lakers would have said "no". So when you suggest the Cubs trade for David Price, and say...Vogelbach, Pierce Johnson, Olt, Brett Jackson, and Hendricks....the Rays will say, no...we will take Baez, or Soler and Edwards(Bryant is not tradable yet, and if he was, they would want him).
Sorry if this comes off as condescending...I just want BN to be the place where we are obviously as smart(or dare, even smarter) than those geniusy St. Cardinals fans...
let the mocking begin
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