HMFFL wrote:I won't be have to trust rebuilding until our organization has gained trust.
Living off the past success with teams that have only been capable of winning division championships is not acceptable to me.
They also won 5 NL Pennants and a World Series...
But yes, your larger point is a valid one.
Hopefully the haul they got for Shelby Miller begins to restore a bit of the faith. This is the ideal scenario for all this minor league pitching we've acquired. Keep a handful as cornerstones, and move the rest for needed talent.
it's so basic and so brilliant if you think about it. We can cultivate pitching like few other big league clubs. So we use that strength and the unceasing need for big league pitching to strong arm teams into paying big bucks for what we provide.
They turned one year of Jason Heyward into three great young players who can contribute now and into the future. This has the potential to be our own version of the Mark Texeira trade.
And the BEST part: if they really wanted to, they now have the salary cap space to pursue Jason Heyward. (NOTE: They won't)
But having the flexibility and the assets to control the trade market on pitching for the coming 18 months is going to be a wonderful position of strength.
Much better scenario than the grasping at straws Frank Wren did during his last few years.