If it made the team better short and long term, I'd trade anyone (yes, anyone). 'Untouchable' is a word that gets used to express value, but it doesn't actually mean 'untouchable'.Originally Posted by RIYankeeFan
Anyway, the Hughes and Tabata analogy just doesn't fit here. I guess if the Yankees had Hughes, Bailey, Garza, Sanchez, etc. it would be a similar analogy, because then they would have the depth to move some of that. Besides, we aren't talking about dealing prospects here...we are talking about dealing an average middle reliever for a much better player, thus giving the team the depth necessary to make a second move that improves the team as a whole...no downgrade at 2B, but substantially better somewhere else all for the price of right handed relief pitching.