Originally Posted by doublem23
I would doubt that, Lindstrom is going to be the middle-innings high leverage guy, that's where trade value comes from. Real life baseball scouts are not overly impressed with saves, it's by and large a meaningless stat, they're looking at stuff like Swing and Miss rates, high leverage stats, etc.
On the otherhand, it's not unprecedented for a real contending team to go after another team's closer to bring in as a set-up guy and emergency closer. The Brewers did that a couple of years back when they picked up KRod and already had Axford on his way to 40 saves. If you're going to try to showcase someone for mid-season trading, a closer's role isn't a bad way to do it.