In 2011, the story on Jed Lowrie was that he showed flashes of potential, but was inconsistent and was often injured.
The Astros traded a good relief pitcher for Jed Lowrie and a pitching prospect.
In 2012, Jed Lowrie showed flashes of potential, but was inconsistent and got injured.
The Astros traded Jed Lowrie plus a mediocre relief pitcher for a 1B/DH with power, a pitching prospect and a young catching prospect.
If the Astros "didn't get enough" for Jed Lowrie this time, that first trade was nothing short of highway robbery. Maybe it was.