Lets be honest -- The eyeball test, your favorite players, and hated players all factor into the hows and whys of who and what we want for our team, but lets use the information that's available too. WE'RE IN THE AGE OF ANALYTICS! It's all out there to be had. Just make sure you use legit sources. Simple as that.
Some folks wouldn't trade Smith for anything. Some wouldn't trade Jurco or Tatar.
Hell, some of us are still lamenting the Calle Jarnkrok trade... it's why we're here.
To talk about the team we love. Good or bad.
Also, kip... if you're the President of the "Kindl4Prez" fanclub, can I at least be the treasurer. If he could just reign in the mistakes a bit, his value could be... well, at least decent.
Well don't misunderstand me. I'm the President of his fan club only inasmuch as I want him to do well enough to get traded. He's not a terrible third pairing defenseman but he gets paid too much and I really like some of those kids.
Can Jurco still go to GR?
Yes. He's still got minor league options.
Kindl will be a "solid" D-man on LGW by this time next year. Then we'll all hate him again after a bad pass at some point.
If Kindl plays good enough for LGW to call him "solid" he'll be on another team next year. Catch-22.