Originally Posted by Brainiac
I think Rany is being a dick. If he thinks giving up Myers and Odorizzi is too much, fine. But to say that Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard are solid prospects is dishonest. Mike Montgomery has pitched his way to non-prospect status after two wretched seasons in the minors, and Patrick Leonard is still in the rookie leagues.
Rany is certainly interesting and persuasive, but he's not some baseball God. He's still the guy who tried really, really hard to convince us that Kila Ka'aihue was the second coming of Ryan Howard.
I honestly think fame is getting to him. He used to be a great read every time, and don't get me wrong he normally still is. I bet when we get rolling, in June he'll still be enjoyable and interesting, but right now I think he's in a feedback loop where he's getting egged on and on and then starts to lose perspective. Yes he's on the right side of the debate on this one, but he does his argument damage by going over the top.