Strasil42 wrote:I wonder what David thinks of this deal.
I'm in Minnesota right now, so I haven't been able to post.
I have mixed opinions on this trade; it certainly hurts our team this year. Nevin is definitely servicable...I like Nevin, unlike a lot of Padres fans. Nevin would also be a great DH if we got to the World Series, which, right now, looks like an improbability. Ponson isn't anything to brag about; he had a few decent seasons, but now he's complete trash. I would have rather have had Germano (who's now on the Reds) than Ponson as our #5, if only for the fact that it would give the young kids some experience.
If Eaton goes to the pen, it'd only be temporarily; I wouldn't listen to ESPN.
This trade, however, does free up a lot of money for Giles or Hernandez to resign in the offseason, preferably Giles, so I can't complain too much. This also gives Nady well-deserved playing time.
Overall, I can't say I like the deal, but I don't think it hurts too much in the long run.