RedSoxNation04 wrote:So, what happens to the money differential in that deal?
During the draft, money goes with their players. One of the reasons why trades should still be fair according to player talent & money involved. I.e., it would be suspect if a trade was a $40 player for a $1 player, which would actually amount to a scheme to move some money around. As I look for trade options during the draft, I try to keep money as tight as possible (in this case it was a $3 difference) while paying attention to talent.
My rationale for the trade was my need for a decent outfielder while not losing too much at my shortstop. I gave up the best player in the deal, but in theory he's on the downward--the beginning of the downward--slope of his career, so I'm okay with replacing Rollins with Andrus in that respect.