Sunday, July 31, 2011

Reaction to the Bourn deal

Yahoo's Jeff Passan:
I'd say I'm stunned the Astros didn't get one potential impact piece in return for Michael Bourn, but then I remembered it's the Astros.

Keith Law (Insider-only):
The return for Houston however is shockingly poor -- quantity over quality, to say the least -- and can't do Ed Wade any good in extending his status as GM beyond "lame duck." It makes me wonder if Houston had a ranking of Atlanta's top 25 prospects but looked at it upside-down.

Ken Rosenthal:
#Astros should be pleased by return of Shafer, Oberholtzer, Clemens, Abreu. #Braves were high on all of them.