This is kind of silly to say. The Phillies traded us Sixto Sanchez for Realmuto. Why? Because they wanted Realmuto.
Huh!! Most any ball club would have traded Sixto for Realmuto who had 2 years of control and was regarded as one of the top catchers. Sixto was also coming of an injury at the time of the trade. It was a no brainer for the Phillies who often make huge moves unlike the A’s.
The Athletics are a desperate team trying to make one last push and needed an OF. So, they traded us a top prospect for Marte. This type of thing happens all the time, so you can literally make your argument about any trade.
Yeah that’s true, but it’s the A’s who are notoriously known to covet their prospects. They also rarely ever upgrade by trading prospects for rentals. No doubt, the A’s are desperate but they aren’t stupid.
Again, maybe we got lucky, right place at the right time situation.
Sample size matters. Luzardo has struggled over the course of 14 starts across AAA and the bigs this year. Do you know how many successful pitchers have had those types of struggles?
Most every pitcher basically. You’re giving me common reasoning here while missing my point that the A’s may have some belief that Luzardos hand injury could be more serious than we know. This is speculation talk on my part but I’m not going to believe that it’s completely irrelevant.
Again, I'm not saying there is no risk here. I'm just saying that if you can get this type of return for two months of nothing more than a solid player in Marte, you do it 10 out of 10 times.
Thats what I have said over and over.