Marlins trade targets? in Orioles Talk Posted January 3 7 hours ago, Sports Guy said: Well it’s your opinion that it’s less than his value. His value is what teams will pay for it. If your argument is that you wouldn’t deal him for what I think his value, that’s fine. It’s a fair stance to take. I just don’t agree with you. Personally, I think your idea of what a trade should bring us means you would never make a trade. At the time of any trade, if you trade an established player, you will never receive more than their value. The Rays traded Archer for Baz, Glasnow and Meadows. At the time of the trade, they gave up a high value, CY type arm and got 3 prospects. By your definition, they shouldn’t have made that trade. The Orioles traded Bedard for Jones, Tillman and 3 others. Bedard was worth more at the time of the trade. Are you glad they made that move or was that a mistake? In regards to the bolded, while this is true, the same is true for other offers we were rumored to have received. One was from the Dodgers for Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp. Another was from the Reds for Joey Votto and our choice of Johnny Cueto or Homer Bailey.