I will again say they got 2 top 20 prospects along with it. I never said they gave him away. But again, this is not a move a team in a pennant race makes.
They traded a guy who was having a down year and was about to get a big bump in arbitration for a guy who was putting up massive power numbers for a SS and had a cheaper deal than what Escobar was going to get in 2011 and going forward and got his potential replacement and another prospect.
So they got a player with 110 OPS at the time owned 2.5M in 2011 with prospects and gave up a played having a down year with a 71 OPS+ and ended up getting 2.9M for 2011.
That part didn't end up working out because Escobar finish 2010 at 89 and 2011 at 112 and Gonzalez posted a 83 and then 74 with the Braves and they did end up moving Collins to KC with others for Ankiel and Farnsworth but still have Pastornicky to keep or move to help their team now.
Looks like Yunel Escobar may be going to Miami in a massive blockbuster that's going down right now.
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