How do you guys evaluate the trades the Jays made during the off-season.
I'm talking about...
Lyle Overbay/Ty Taubenheim
Gabe Gross/Dave Bush/Zach Jackson (Koskie)
Troy Glaus/Sergio Santos
I think both trades have worked better for the Jays than I was expeting. Overbay has done everything we have expected from him, he's not gonna get crazy numbers, especially for a 1B, but he gives the Jays pretty decent numbers across the board. Ty Taubenheim pitching in the rotation in June? I doubt many people predicted that one. On the other side of the trade. Gross would have no place in the Jays OF. He started the season really well, but for the past month or so has fallen off the map. He's hitting .227 right now.
Dave Bush also has been struggling. Didn't we see that already? He shows flashes of breaking out sometimes, but right after that...disaster. As for Zach Jackson, he's been doing OK in the minors this season. 57IP 39K 3.00ERA. He'll prolly be pitching in the Major League in a year or two, but he shouldn't be much better than what the Jays already have on the farm system.
Glaus has been amazing. If he can stay healthy for the whole year, I will never doubt JP again.
This trade has worked well for both the Jays and the D-Backs. Sure we could use some of Hudson's stellar defense right now, but the runs Glaus has created for the Jays would prolly surpass that. Batista hasn't been great, but hasn't been awful either...he has been Batista. It would be nice to still have him as an option in the rotation this year, but then who would have thought Burnett would be such a wimp.