Author Topic: Harper trade speculation (breakout from off-season thread)  (Read 22322 times)

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Offline HalfSmokes

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1)  I never claimed Martinez is equal to Harper and teams don't think so either.  Heck, think of the extra ticket sales alone owners enjoy from Harper versus a JD Martinez.
2) That was at the deadline.  2 month rental versus a full season.
3) You can't make a QO to a guy you acquire at the deadline.  A compensation pick at the end of the 1st round is huge.

You're right with just the pitchers command more than position players.  But you have to look further than that to the above 3 points.

Teams acquiring at the deadline are more desperate than the offseason and they do stupid things