yossarian wrote:of course, you could have taken the Giambi for Escobar, and then turned around and moved Giambi for a good 2B. Then you would have had a good 2B AND Ortiz still.
Easier said than done. It sounds like a good plan, in theory, but unfortunately, you have to rely on another person to agree to the trade of Giambi for *insert good 2B*. It would be quite the bummer to have Papi at 1B, Hafner at DH, and then being stuck with Giambi on the bench, although, frankly, I'd trade Escobar for Giambi even if I had 15 1Bs.
I don't think it was too bad of a trade. Ortiz is the better fantasy player, and 2B is fairly deep this year, but Utley is one of the best 2Bs, and 10x better than Giles this year. Sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do to get the player you want.