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Butcher, Baker, BS Maker

How has the Rockies' front office consistently misjudged demand for their own players, and mishandled the approach to trading them?  All off-season the price was ridiculously high for Garrett Atkins (starter and prospect, or multiple (grade) A+ prospects) given last year's relatively poor showing, and according to Jayson Stark, now they are seeking a "quality young starter" in return for Jeff Baker.

I realize their are bargaining strategies, but when the team is repeatedly asking for a front-line starter in return for players who do not merit that kind of value - which applies to Baker, especially - it demonstrates that O'Dowd may have no bargaining skills, and the Jennings trade was sheer luck.  Besides playing mediocre defense at a couple of positions other than first, what makes Baker any difference than the waivered Joe Koshanksy?  Nothing, and, as a hitter, Koshansky has at least as good of a track record as Baker.

Instead of demanding a "quality young starter," which is, to say the least, unreasonable for a utility infielder, perhaps the front office should consider doing some scouting and asking for a decent minor league infielder who could solve the second base problem in a couple of years.

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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