After all the hypothetical "Pirate X plus Prospect Y will land us _________", I was wondering this...
Seeing what the A's traded for Lester, what would our comparable players be that could have landed him and should we have made that trade.
Lester and Gomez for Yeonis Cespedes plus comp balance pick would be closest to Marte and a pick... for me, I dont make that trade because we control marte until what, 2021. If that is what it would have taken to get Lester then I say oh well, we cant get him.
I dont know anything about other teams minor league systems, but did anyone trade their equivalent of say Josh Bell? and should we have traded our Josh Bell to make a trade happen?