The Giants have now given up significant chunks of their (already hurting) farm system to procure a couple of stars in decline in Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria.
The Astros traded away a number of moderately useful players for a singular pitcher. A pitcher who has Cy Young potential, but also has question marks.
There are a multitude of factors involved in how slow-moving this offseason has been.
The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018.
While you could certainly make an argument that New York should have held out for next year's premium quality free agent bumper crop, the Yankees are hedging their bets at worse in trading for Giancarlo Stanton.