I can understand people being mad at a trade that sends away their favorite Red.
I also think a lot of folks on both sides of the fence would have been steamed at the big paydays those guys would have gotten next spring in arbitration, after a season of and in Kearns' case, a career of underperformance.
I hate overpaying, too. But I can accept it more in the thick of a pennant chase than after a mediocre season.
Back to the topic. This is a nice deal for Atlanta. It will be fun to see whether Guardado or Wickman helps their new team more over the next 10 weeks.