Alejandro Rojas wrote:Melancon is not a starter, Dejesus is < Brock Holt (who someone on Twitter compared to Craig Biggio), and Hanrahan was trending downwards. Now I am a Blue Jays fan, but Pirate fans overvalue their own players like few I have ever seen.
Rocco wrote:One downside to trading Hanrahan is we lose his significant other:
That would be the lady in the middle, not the elderly woman off to the side before anyone asks.
ulf wrote:Not a fan, now that I know the details. I like Melancon and Sands, but not for Brock Holt too :/
Mr. Colby wrote:Holt is a 25 year old "prospect" with minimal experience, bad speed, doesnt walk, and can't play a position
ulf wrote:The more I think about it, Dejesus is the same as Holt. I don't love the trade, but i don't hate it.
Mr. Colby wrote:I'd say yes because it allowed them to sign Liriano.
I also wouldn't be surprised at all of Melancon outperforms Hanrahan this season. Relievers are so volatile and the AL East and the NL Central are two different worlds.
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