Originally Posted by JayStubbs
I agree. But they didn't really didn't get much for him. None of the guys they got will ever be much more the roster fillers. Smart to trade him, but I think they could have done a lot better.
Carter could well hit 30 dingers playing in Minute Maid. Plus, if Carlos Pena rebounds with a big year - a big if
, I know - Pena could be then dealt for more assets, while Carter and Wallace - alternating as DH -keep first base warm for Singleton and Freiman, though Singleton could move to the OF.
Peacock, even though he didn't have a good 2012 season, was still the top ranked A's pitching prospect, and should at least pan out as a solid pen arm.
Stassi was the top rated A's catching prospect.
That sounds like a good haul to me.
The wild card in this deal is Rodriguez, who stands to benefit greatly from a move to a pitcher's park.