davidmarver wrote:PlayingWithFire wrote:davidmarver wrote:PlayingWithFire wrote:this trade made the mac trade look horrible.
How? The prospects in the MacDougal trade are better than the prospects in this trade, and it isn't like Odalis is going to do anything useful anytime soon. To be honest, I think both deals were good ones for the Royals, who seem to be giving their minor league pitching a nice jolt; now only if Hochevar would sign.
first, Mac is a better pitcher than Dessen, he's also cheaper and just reached arbitration.
second, we get Odalis Perez, who was a pretty decent pitcher for a couple years recently and has a world of talent. Who's already in the majors. That's our ace right there. Those prospects aren't as good but having Odalis is a plus.
As long as we're on the subject of money, while the Dodgers will pick up a portion of his contract this season, the Royals are on the hook for all $7.75 million next season, not to mention a $1.5 million buyout if they want to release him after the 2007 season -- which they do -- and not pay him the $8+ million he's due in 2008. Dessens, on the other hand, will make just $1.5 million next season.
So, actually, the MacDougal deal was better financially for the Royals, while it brought the best prospects of the two deals, as well.
I guess you missed the part about LA kicking in $8 mill to help cover the rest of his contract this year and next year?