August 13, 2008
Over the course of the past 8 months Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Josh Byrnes has shown a propensity for dealing away young unknown talent in exchange for veterans who have had Major League experience and are under contract beyond the current season. This philosophy was apparent in December when he dealt several prospects to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for staff co-ace Dan Haren. That trade has so far paid substantial dividends and I briefly considered calling Josh and asking him what I should do with my 401K since it seems like he is on a roll and everything he does turns to gold. With his recent success, it is hard to stand here and question any of the deals that he has made but still there are a couple that at least today are making me scratch my head and wonder.