BitterDodgerFan wrote:assuming he goes to ATL, does his value decrease a little? doesn't turner field sap some left handed power? i thought texas was one of the better places to put up huge offensive #s, if he can't do it there how's he going to do it in ATL?
also, is teix of 06 and 07 the real teix, and not the 05 one? i ask because this the trend is he's turning into more of a doubles hitter than home run hitter. also he seems to go into long stretches where he goes through a HR drought. for example, he hit just 1 HR in 64 july ABs and in april, he only hit 2 HRs from 91 ABs not hitting a HR for the first 26 days of the season.
during preseason, he was going in the 2nd round in many leagues. a lot of people thought teix was back after a solid 2nd half last yr and thought it was going to continue. he obviously hasn't and his stock has seriously fallen. where do you place teix now among the 1B? i think guys like morneau, lee, hafner, fielder, konerko are all ahead of him now leaving him at the bottom of the 1B second tier.
In 2005, Texas' lineup was better, so he had more protection. The past two years, he hasn't had nearly as much. Being sanwiched between Chipper and Andruw should let him see better pitches and help increase his numbers.
Yeah, as a Braves fan this isn't really too awful of a trade. Salty was blocked by McCann. We have plenty of infield talent between Johnson/Renteria/Escobar/Prado/Lillibridge. Giving up Harrison irks me a little though. I would have much rather given up one of our good RP prospects (maybe Devine) than our best SP prospect (we don't have a whole lot in terms of young SP)... I'm find with giving up the other arm...
Overall, I'm fine with it. Mahay's also a nice addition to our team; we needed a LHP that can get LHB out...
Havok1517 wrote:It looks like its Texiera & Mahay for Salty, Andrus, Harrison, and 1 more minor league arm.
But what quality 3B is available? A proven elite player like Teixeira is locked in for a year and half is worth some prospects, even if one has looked pretty decent in limited MLB experience. Propects are far from a lock and the odds are high that one of those guys will be a bust and that none will ever be as effective as Teixeira.
If the Braves had traded Marte and Betemit in 2003, people would have cried about it even if the guy coming the the other way was an elite player. In hindsight, Marte + Betemit for whatever scrub would have been a good deal. The point is that you really have to apply a dicount to the value of prospects, especially very young guys like Andrus.