KennyTheKangaroo wrote:also, apparently there is an article on espn about the pirates trading for mike stanton. taillon, hanson, and tony sanchez were the pieces they mentioned. this was discussed on sports radio 93.7 driven by hyundai.
Just read the article, the pieces were Taillon, Polanco and Sanchez plus another prospect. Or Hanson in place of Sanchez.
Seems like a lot to give up. I certainly know that Stanton is highly valued, but Taillon and Polanco are already at AA. Usually these deals involve one guy who isn't proven at those levels (though I guess Polanco isn't necessarily proven yet).
The deal they compare it to is Miguel Cabrera going to Detroit with Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin as the two prospects in the deal. Though neither of those guys was established in AA at the time.