Now, let me say this: Sabean’s offseason trades have been amazing. The Melky Cabrera deal so far has been good enough that it’s right up there with the Jeff Kent and Jason Schmidt deals, and the only reason it’s not better yet is more that Melky hasn’t had the chance to be here that long. The Pagan deal wasn’t as one-sided, but Pagan’s clearly been more effective than Torres and Ramirez. Hell, even Chris Stewart for George Kontos looks like a steal.
But Sabean trying to trade for a closer scares me. It scares me in the cost, it scares me in the player we’ll get, and it scares me in how it might affect team chemistry.
The Royals made Jonathan Broxton available, after all. If you’re not scared, you aren’t paying attention.