Re: Pena traded for Arroyo
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
The main difference being that there's an exchange rate issue, though.
Restocking a first baseman takes a lot less capital than restocking a starting pitcher.
Pena + Ramon Ortiz would be value-equitable to Hatteberg + Arroyo. Not that I wanted him, but Ortiz was available for nothing but money.
As of this moment, the Reds have gained no Run value advantage and now have to find a viable 1B alternative so as not to lose Run Diff ground.
That's the kicker and it means that Arroyo was actually more expensive from a resource standpoint than just Wily Mo Pena. That's what happens when you don't win deals.
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