Re: Denard Span to the Nats
Originally Posted by [deleted]
This is insane to me. The Nats just landed a young, relatively cheap 4 win CF who plays exceptional defense with above average speed and on-base skills (sound like a fit for any other team you know?)... for a 22-year-old who has pitched one year of A-ball. I'm sure Meyer has wonderful potential, but I can't help but see this as an absolute steal.
How did no other team top this deal? Atlanta just gave Upton 75 million dollars - surely that organization had some plus pitching parts to spare; I mean, it's the Braves. We kept hearing about how Minnesota was asking the world for Span. I'm more than a little surprised.
I have to agree. I thought Span would bring much more. This is why I never propose trades. I, obviously, have no feel for what the relative value of players are.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!