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.

4 comments:

Warren said...

Law is right. If the Braves were high on them they would not have traded them.

sturt said...

Mayo's take:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=17492997&topic_id=21775836&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_17492997&v=3

sturt said...

Let's try it this way:

http://www.tinyurl.com/MayoOnBourn

Anonymous said...

I think most would agree that if the Braves were "high" on Schaefer, he'd have been playing center field for them, and not included in a trade for another center fielder, broken finger or no......and if a team has 4 top pitching prospects, you should be able to pry at least one loose for an All Star everyday player under control for a year in a half....
...Just sayin'.....