Just a curious Friday question for you. If you were General Manager of the Cardinals and you were discussing the parameters of a trade, which would include prospects, are there any prospects you would consider untouchable? The details:
- You’re trading for a good not great player. Someone around 4 WAR like a Chris Young or a Peter Bourjos who is under contract (or team control) for 2 years.
- It’s a straight prospect for MLB player trade.
- The opposing team wants the package to be centered around a single prospect with some other lesser prospects added in too.
- The team keeps asking for a better prospect in return as you slowly move up your person top 10 list.
When do you say enough is enough? Who would be an untouchable prospect for you in any realistic trade scenario? My personal answer after the jump but I’m curious about just how protective we are of our prospects as a group.
I’d have a really hard time moving any of my top four prospects in a scenario like this. Shelby Miller, Carlos Martinez, Tyrell Jenkins and Oscar Taveras would all be off limits. I’d be pretty hesitant with Matt Adams, Kolten Wong and Trevor Rosenthal but would probably make the trade.