Sunday, September 6, 2009

The rich get richer

Wow. This ranks right up there with Doyle Alexander for John Smoltz.
In all their wisdom, the "brain trust" of the Oakland Raiders have traded their 2010 1st round pick (likely, top 2 in the league, if not 1st overall) to the New England Patriots for over-the-hill defensive end Richard Seymour. LINK HERE
How do the Patriots do it? This reminds me of the Montreal Canadiens of the late '60's early '70's trading aged vets to expansion teams for their 1st rounders.
Highway robbery.
I wonder if Dallas can get in on this. Maybe Oakland would like to bookend Seymour with Bob Lilly???


shoeboxlegends said...

What a trade. They would've lost him after this season anyway and you're right that Oakland's first round pick is bound to be a good one. I almost feel guilty being a Boston sports fan sometimes...

Grand Cards said...

Let me just say something--the Doyle Alexander for John Smoltz trade was a great deal. You can't know that a minor leaguer is going to end up being a hall of famer, that is the risk you take, and it is small. In fact, that is how these trades are supposed to work--future success traded for current success. Doyle Alexander went 9-0 with two no decisions in his 11 starts including 3 CG Shutouts and single-handedly pushed the Tigers into the playoffs as they overcame the Blue Jays in the last week of the season. In hindsight, things didn't work out great for the Tigers, but that was exactly what a trade like that is supposed to do.

Now, Jair Jurrjens for Edgar Renteria is another story...

Motherscratcher said...

It's actually a 2011 first round pick, but that's beside the point. It's still going to be a high pick, and the Raiders are still going to suck.

They were probably going to win 4-5 games this year without Seymour. Now that they have him they will probably win...well...4-5 games.

I hate the Patriots.