Monday, March 31, 2008

Mota - Estrada Trade Revisited

We've now had one game to declare winners and losers in the big offseason Johnny Estrada for Guillermo Mota trade...seems reasonable to me. Let's take a look at the winner:

Brewers - Mota pitched a perfect 8th inning, striking out 2, in a scoreless game. The Brewers also got generally athletic play behind the plate from Jason Kendall, including the one-man rundown of Kosuke Fukudome at 2B. Do we really think that Johnny Estrada could ever complete a one-man rundown like that? I'm going to say highly unlikely. Addition by addition and addition by subtraction, all in one trade? Too good to be true?

And that means the loser was:

Mets - **crickets** **crickets** **crickets**

I think that this trade still has the potential to help either team at this point, but right now the clear edge goes to the Brewers. Well done Doug Melvin.

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