Originally Posted by Raisor
I think the scary thing is that some of the people who didn't like the Lidle acquisition don't feel too bad about this one.
I hadn't noticed that, but agree it would be frightening.
The bottomline is that Ramon Ortiz has a 5.30ERA (and equally distressing peripheral statistical barometers) over his last 46 starts. If you feel those numbers merit $4+ million of our constrained budget, then you probably like this trade. You also probably also don't mind that for the price of Paul Wilson + Ramon Ortiz, we could have signed an exceptional free agent pitcher and still traded a guy like Moseley for a major league arm.