Even if Burroughs hits 190 for Durham this year, I will still think we came out ahead in this trade. Brazelton, while very talented, was not a player that was in our future or present plans. If he could harness his control, which is unlikely this late in his career, he could have a decent year for the Padres. Brazelton also seemed to cause a bit of problems in the clubhouse, and we definitely don't need any of that.
To hybrid, yes. But I always thought it was nerves in the sense he knew he didn't deserve to be out there and was sweating nervously that someone was about to come take him out. But to give up 9 to the Rox in PETCO?!? Wow - I didn't even think he was that bad. Fun to hear the boos and the Bronx cheers when he finally recorded an out, though. It looked like I could have gotten a hit against him last night.
And I don't care how Burroughs does, personally, but if we had gotten a bag of balls for Dewon, I'd have been happy. I just don't think he's going to pan out and we need to move on, keep drafting SP and trading for prospects (and if Olson for Gathright is an option, PLEASE, God, make it happen) and cut bait on the bad ones (such as Dewon).
And I agree on the Sosa opinion - he was the luckiest SP last year and if the Braves end up with him in the rotation and Thomson on the bench, it will be a bad decision. I will be SHOCKED if he has en ERA below 4.5 this year.
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