Originally Posted by HometownHero
The point is tons of talented players get traded each year, Mat Latos was traded it happens and its no big deal. The Braves got what they saw as a short term power upgrade at SS and got his replacement in another SS prospect and a LHP prospect. You act like the Braves were fed up and just gave him way when its not the case since they get 3 MLB players in return.
You are correct. Rebuilding teams trade talented players for prospects. Teams typically don't trade talented major league players in pennant races unless there are other problems. They plugged Gonzalez into the 7th spot in the order. I don't really buy the "short term power upgrade", Escobar is the better player, period.
I will again say they got 2 top 20 prospects along with it. I never said they gave him away. But again, this is not a move a team in a pennant race makes.