The G.O.A.T. wrote:Loving this trade. Yeah it is a lot, but the Dbacks had the spare parts considering how young they were. Prospects are fun, but if they can't be used at the ML level because they are blocked at least use them to aquire a position that was really needed. I'd say the only real high end talent was CarGO. Go Josh Byrnes.
As for Valverde the difference between him and Pena shouldn't be too much, and plus we got another arm back in Qualls. Gutierrez isn't a bad consolation gift to go with Burke who should be utility. Valverde was talking crazy amounts of money too. Money saved on him could be used to keep Hudson.
Well the D'backs traded for Burke and didn't trade Emilio Bonifacio in the deal for Haren, so it could be that they plan on using the money to extend Webb and possibly Haren, not Hudson.
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acsguitar wrote:Wow I'm super pissed the rox's didn't get off their butts to make that trade. We could have offered alot more then that.
Carlos Gonzalez is way better than people seem to think. The Rockies don't have anyone that compares or that they can afford to deal. The Dbacks have a lot of depth at pretty much every position except pitcher and 2B (until now). The Rockies were forced to play Spielborghs last year, while the Dbacks had Quentin still on the bench along with Gonzalez waiting in Tucson. The Rockies have a few good arms in their system and couple good position guys like Fowler and Herrerra, but I don't think they have nearly enough to spare.
They do have Orlando at 2B who is pretty darn good.
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LiveForever wrote:You all doubted Beane when he traded Hudson and Mulder and I think that worked out pretty well for the A's. I wouldn't be to concerned if I were an A's fan. Beane always seems to stay a mile a head of the curve.
According to BA, Carlos Gonzalez was the 18th best prospect going into 07. He hit 286 with 16 homers in AA this year as a 20 year old.
He does, but i'm surprised a bit here. Hudson/Mulder when traded, had already been showing declining K rates. Haren is at prime, not in decline mode.
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Without a doubt, Young isn't' near as good as the other 3 in that list regardless of his stats so far. He just screams regression to the mean.
I also think this means the Dbacks are in the playoff hunt next year, might sound strange to say that as they won the division last year but that was one of the worst division winning teams in recent history. More runs allowed than scored points to pure luck and other than Webb that was a terrible rotation going into this year so they needed this.