View Full Version : Yunel Escobar to Blue Jays
07-14-2010, 12:12 PM
Along with Jo-Jo Reyes for Alex Gonzalez and prospects
I know Escobar is having a bad year but hes a career .291/.368/.403 hitter. Hes never been a great defensive SS but hes been above average.
I dont know what the Braves are thinking honestly in this trade. They must have really hated him to sell that low.
07-14-2010, 12:17 PM
I have been researching this trade....I have no idea what the Braves were thinking...
Whats even worse that is that Yunel having a terrible year is and his OBP is higher than any of Gonzales single season marks.
Yunels career BA is only 3 points lower than Gonzos career OBP.
Yunel must have some serious mental problem for this deal to make sense.
07-14-2010, 12:40 PM
Sure didn't see this one coming. I'm with everyone else - it's a head scratcher.
07-14-2010, 12:58 PM
I've never really been that impressed with Escobar. He reminds me of when Felipe Lopez was first called up to play here. He has a lot of talent, but not trying to sound to cliche, I think he has some mental issues in regards to the game. I was watching the Mets/Braves game the other week and I saw Escobar botch a couple easy plays and nearly cause a season-ending injury for Troy Glaus due to a lazy throw.
07-14-2010, 01:23 PM
It's called a panic move, something I hope Walt stays away from...
id like him to panic into getting Yunel Escobar.
07-14-2010, 01:28 PM
With the season Alex is having, I can't argue with the trade.. Glad to see him getting out of Toronto
07-14-2010, 01:35 PM
Seems like the Braves got screwed. Toronto definitely got the better end. Wish we had Escobar though.
Red in Atl
07-14-2010, 03:25 PM
The Braves don't get rid of anyone, unless they have no value to the team.
They got rid of a guy who hasn't lived up to his talent and a pitcher they no longer need for a veteran SS, having a great year. Sounds like the Braves killed three birds with one stone.
I will have a personal laugh when AGon lives up to the contract he signed with the Reds by playing the Braves to the playoffs, just like he did in Boston.
Not a happy laugh btw...
07-16-2010, 08:30 AM
They were talking about this on Mike & Mike this morning. They said the players were glad to see Escobar gone because they questioned his effort.
The Voice of IH
07-16-2010, 10:05 AM
Buster Only on his twitter could not stop praising the Braves for the trade
Red in Atl
07-16-2010, 10:55 AM
I was at the game last night. Heard that ESPN ran this story that one of the players had a birthday, and Escobar came up, shook his hand and asked what he wanted for a gift. The player responded, "I want you to play hard."
Braves and JS are some of the shrewdest baseball men around. One of the reasons I hate the team so much. But you have to respect their moves. Guaranteed Braves will make the playoffs and AGon will be a big help.
07-16-2010, 11:40 AM
yeah im not sure why everyone is surprised. Gonzo is on fire.
The braves just helped their shot at a pennent this year.
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