Originally Posted by balke
Sale is the moon. You only trade him for a future moon, a sun, and the majority of the stars. Still a risky move, stars might not shine.
Sale is also putting all our eggs in one basket. Reasonable men can disagree about how soon the Sox could contend again, but I haven't seen anyone arguing for 2014, and few arguing for 2015...if Sale blows out his elbow then he doesn't help the 2016 team at all.