mweir145 wrote: Tavish wrote:
mweir145 wrote:I didn't say I didn't trust in the process.
Ahh, I mistook you reassuring me about the direction of the Royals as some sort of smug satisfaction over a trade that is in all reality pretty decent for the team. My bad.
For the record, though, Vin Mazzaro kind of sucks. Those ratios in that stadium against that competition don't bring me confidence.
I guess its good for him then that he is 25, his minor league ratios are a little more encouraging, he is going to just as bad of a hitting park, and playing against even worse competition. That and he is basically expected to be a #4/#5 type starter who is cost controlled for 4 seasons and was traded for a 31 year old OF coming off a career year that was cut short by a thumb injury and will be a free agent at the end of the season. DeJesus is a solid player who should easily earn his contract this season assuming health, but Moore wasn't going to get an A prospect for trading him. I would have liked to see the Royals hold out trading him until Crawford / Werth had signed to maybe give the Royals a little more leverage, but a young back of the rotation starter is pretty much what I expected DeJesus's value to be anyways so getting it done now is fine by me.
I don't think it is out of the realm of possibilities to see Mazzaro being a 1.5 to 2 WAR type pitcher over 170 IP (especially if he can bring the GB rate back closer to his minor league numbers). Nothing much to speak of, but something that would probably cost $3-4m to bring in as free agent.