Ok this is my first post of any kind on any internet site. Now with that out of the way; it been a few days since the trade of Chapman and PTBN for Quintero and Bourgeois and it still makes no sense to me. I think we can mostly all agree that Houston is gonna field one of if not the worst teams, both talent and record wise, in all of baseball. The thing I don't get is how we give up a decent hard throwing lefty reliever, granted he was a bottom top 20 prospect but still, for 2 guys that might not of even made the worst team in baseball. How can this possible make any sense.
I personally would have rather seen Ramirez or Clark get a chance at being Pena's backup. Ramirez has had a couple of chances in the majors and even then he has a very small sample size of what he can do. True he is a horrendous defensive catcher but his last couple of years in the minors stats looks decent for a backup. Clark has never even had a chance at the majors. I think GM's get caught up in "look he has 300 games played in the majors" to even look at career minor leaguers.
Bourgeois makes no sense to me at all. He hits but probably just about Maier level and he's fast but not Dyson fast And he hits right handed which has been pointed out as problem bc he makes the Royals even more right handed. All this and Chapman still will probably be the better long term player than either of these guys.
Sorry for posting this a couple days late but I have been letting it sink in and trying to see it from many different perspectives and the only on that makes since is Quintero is good with the glove and Dayton must believe that we can still field a respectable team with a hitter that will make Kendall's bat look potent, even today's Kendall.