DaReekstah wrote:I think, in order to get something done for C.C... Shapiro really is looking for someone on a Braun-esque level in terms of prospects. He's been pretty good in the past of evaluating talent, or potential (Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips).. then again, he also traded Brandon Phillips for nothing, but I think that was more Eric Wedge than Shapiro.
If he can't get someone back in the deal that he thinks has a genuine future as a star, I don't think he'll do the deal.
If I were Shapiro I'd wait until the last minute to make a deal, unless there was something amazing offered. Then if the Indians are out of it I make the best deal, even if it's not great. If they are withing striking distance I'd hold on to him for the playoffs, unless there was an amazing deal on the table that could help this year and beyond. I'd just hate to lose him for nothing.