The Getting Blanked podcast, talking all trades all the time. We break down the Astros/Blue Jays blockbuster, touch on the Colorado Rockies weirdness and overvalue our own prospects.

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Comments (6)

  1. I can’t be the only one who is tired of Dustin Parkes ‘smarter than all the rest’ attitude… can I?

  2. I disagree. I thought Parkes’ comment about the Blue Jays depth being irrelevant to the evaluation of this deal was spot on. I’ve heard people talking about how expendable these players were because the Jays have so many prospects better than them. Sure, that’s true in the sense the Jays should market these players, but their value to others is not less due to the system they are in.

    Take Carlos Perez for example. Just because he is the 4th best catcher in the Blue Jays system doesn’t mean he is a worthless prospect. Carlos Perez has a value that is independent of the other catchers in the Blue Jays system. Perez may be the best or 2nd best catching prospect in other systems. In my opinion, the value that the Blue Jays gave up was more than was needed to acquire a pitcher of Happ’s calibre.

    My value assessment could obviously be wrong, but on principal, I think many evaluators of this trade are mixing up the motive for the trade with the evaluation of the trade. Yes, it makes sense for the Jays to trade from depth and use their mid-level prospects to help their big league club. However, it doesn’t make sense to trade those mid-level guys at less than their value just because there are more highly-regarded prospects above them. In my opinion the Jays did the latter, which is the point I think Parkes was trying to make.

    • I don’t necessarily disagree with what he’s saying… it’s how he’s saying it. It’s the attitude, not the content associated with it.

  3. Perhaps its due to Parkes showing likely several times how his logic and knowledge has bested yours on baseball, mixed with a tone of weariness sometimes when he explains things? Its all good though as long as his analysis is correct – for me at least. I certainly am giving AA benefit o’doubt though that they have at least some internally gathered significant red flags on these prospects leaving.

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