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Team after the trade:
C - Santana
1B - Craig (Nava, Santana)
2B - Kinsler (Utley, Zobrist, Prado)
3B - Donaldson (Prado, Santana)
SS - Desmond (Zobrist)
OF - McCutchen
OF - C. Gomez
OF - Rios
UTIL - Puig
UTIL - Utley
BN - Zobrist
BN - Prado
BN - Nava
SP - Wilson
SP - Lackey
RP - Hawkins
RP - Qualls
RP - Hoover
SP - Salazar
SP - Archer
SP - Kazmir
SP - Cingrani
SP - Ventura
* Can I flip Donaldson & Nava and turn them into Encarnacion? This would free up a roster spot and allow me to add a backup catcher.
Santana is far superior to Gattis. His power, RBI, R production are very good, and the fact that he is going to play 150 games means a lot. His BA has gone from .239 to .252 to .268. Further, I don't trust Sizemore to stay healthy.
- 1 Reply to Scott
Yeah...well...Santana is a catcher that is not playing catcher and batting clean up in a MLB lineup. Utley is still capable of .280/20/20 and is batting 3rd in a MLB lineup.
I will take that over a catcher that is playing catcher and batting 7th in a MLB lineup and an OF that will be in a 5 player rotation for time and will most likely spend half the season on the DL.
Not sure why in the world you would ever want a backup catcher but you certainly got the better end of this deal by a wide margin. Gattis and Sizemore are barely worth Utley let alone adding Santana to the deal. And you should not be able to get EE for Donaldson and Nava, not even close. Either make it Gomez and Donaldson and go after Miggy or Beltre or just keep Donaldson. You don't really have another piece other than maybe Desmond that could get you EE and still be a good deal for you.
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