Originally Posted by HometownHero
Escobar not only got traded for Gonzalez he also got traded for SS Tyler Pastornicky and LHP Tim Collins. Pastornicky is a player the D-Backs reportedly like for Upton and Collins since traded to KC in one of the best young LHP in the majors with a .216 BAA in 140 games and who just turned 23 in late August. So to act he was so bad the Braves gave him away for nothing is wrong,
No, that's not at all what I was implying. The point is, they were in first place and obviously with eyes on a pennant and they dump their young talented SS of the present and future for a downgrade at SS and a couple of top 20 prospects. Unless there are deeper issues, that's not a move a team makes in a pennant race.