Posted by crazystengel on 7/13/2012 7:29:00 PM (view original):
Other scenarios where it wouldn't be that bad a trade:
1) If Randy Johnson's career ended after 1992
2) If this league were a regressive instead of a progressive
I kid, I kid! At the moment I'm wheeling and dealing during a 1919 draft, and I've already pulled off 3 trades where I've given up picks/prospects for players who can help me win in 1919-20. As long as owners who mortgage their futures to win now stay in the league to rebuild, it's all good.
But that 2nd round pick! Why?!
The guy trading away Johnson was a very new owner, no prog experience and almost no SLB experience. The team still isn't good enough to play .500 this year. In the other owner's defense, though, he did retroactively throw in a first-round pick and give back the 2nd-rounder. Still not, in my opinion at least, a good trade for the new guy, but at least livable. Some guys want to make moves when they start out in a prog to make the team feel more like their own.