Ender wrote:The A's can't complain because Jaso is as good or better of a player than Morse is, Jaso is as good as Morse's upside more or less. I mean the A's would MUCH MUCH rather have Jaso than Morse, it isn't even close. Morse wouldn't start on the A's and would be probably their 5th best OF. If you look at this deal from lifetime WAR received in the trade the Mariners got the worst end of the deal almost for sure. They also got a player that is barely an upgrade over what they already had and they got him for just 1 year in a year that they can't hope to compete. This deal is just stupid for the Mariners.
The A's gave up prospects
the M's gave up Jaso
The Nats gave up Morse
A's - they gave up a lot for a platoon catcher with poor defense- D
M's - strange lateral move - C
Nats - great move since they didn't need Morse - A