Re: Blue Jays Acquire Yunel Escobar and Jo-Jo Reyes
Originally Posted by 15fan
Fair point. Wainright has blossomed.
(Wainright went in the deal for JD Drew, who then proceeded to finish 6th in the NL MVP voting during his one year in Atlanta before he walked as a FA.)
So that makes 2 guys whom the Braves reluctantly traded who then blossomed elsewhere.
The wash-outs still far outnumber the subsequent stars.
But what's the baseline. In deals of established players for prospects, I imagine the prospects fail to pan out more often than not.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.