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11-14-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by molsonmuscle360 View Post
That trade is basically the equivalent of us trading Hall, Petry, Hemsky and PRV for Jeff Finger and a bunch of guys drafted in the 5th round.
Do you follow the Blue Jays? They actually gave up a very nice bundle of talent. Nicolino, Marisnick, Alvarez, and Hechavarria are all quality young players--much better than you make out in this post. They are more comparable to NHL first rounders than fifth rounders. Nicolino and Alvarez could easily form the middle of a MLB rotation for a decade. Escobar is an above average shortstop, Mathis a sturdy backup catcher, and even DeSclafani has value. The Jays certainly won the trade on a talent level but they didn't give away magic beans, they gave away serious MLB talent.

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