Even during the craziest of Major League Baseball's annual off-season free agent grab and trading frenzy it is rare to see a team trade a young potential superstar to another organization. For any reason.
Astoundingly, this year we've just seen it happen twice in two days.
On December 9th the Kansas City Royals dealt the best prospect in all of baseball, 22 year-old outfielder Wil Myers, to the Tampa Bay Rays. On December 11th the Arizona Diamondbacks got involved in a messy three-way with Cleveland and the Cincinnati Reds. When they looked in the mirror the next morning they had sent 21 year-old super prospect right-handed starter Trevor Bauer to the Indians.
Since it turns out there are no locks in life, it follows there are no sure-things in Major League Baseball. How many can't-miss minor league stars fizzle and flame out; how many young players put up one or two good years then can't make the required adjustments after the pitchers or hitters have adjusted to him?