Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great Trade!

Who'd we get?

No. Really, who?

Does it matter?

This is the best kind of trade... the something from nothing trade. At one point a few years back, I had the grand idea of doing transaction trees... finding out where players came from. Ie: Zimmermann came from Soriano who came from Wilkerson, who was a draft pick of the team.

Those are fun moves... but the really fun ones are the ones like this where they're making a free-talent acquisition. They turned a little bit of cash that they used to sign a free agent into an honest-to-god prospect. Even if whatever-the-hell-his-name-is turns out to be the next Wil Nieves, it's a good move.

7 Comments:

  • Sending cash in the deal even?

    By Blogger Sam, at 7/29/2010 11:12 PM  

  • The two things the Nationals have plenty of are cash and relievers.

    By Anonymous Sec314, at 7/29/2010 11:35 PM  

  • We just have to think about how The Chief fell apart to feel even better about this. I can guarantee that you suggested trading Chad Cordero while he had value, but of course Jim Bowden held him too long and then humiliated him, to boot.

    In this case, the Nats make the trade for a prospect they desperately need, the team got its $3M of value from Capps while he was here, and the player and the team part on good terms. Well played, Mr. Rizzo.

    By Blogger Positively Half St., at 7/30/2010 7:48 AM  

  • I'm good with the Matt Capps trade, and that's all that matters, really.

    By Blogger Bote Man, at 7/30/2010 12:34 PM  

  • And for even better news, Cristian Guzman is on his way to the Texas Rangers.

    By Anonymous Simon Oliver Lockwood, at 7/30/2010 7:40 PM  

  • ::HAPPY DANCE::

    By Blogger Bote Man, at 7/31/2010 1:29 AM  

  • It's called selling high. We really ought to try it once in a while.

    By Anonymous Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me, at 7/31/2010 8:14 PM  

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