Originally Posted by DSpivack
As you said, Ethier has little value. If they want someone to take on his contract, they'll have to pay part of it.
I don't know about the other 3 prospects, but Dee Gordon isn't much. He's 25 and with over 600 PAs in the majors his OPS is barely over .600.
That makes it a marginal deal, probably. Crain is worth 1 top 100 prospect, Peavy if healthy at least 2, and Alexei is probably worth 1.
And then we have to take Ethier. Rather have a real prospect than the money.
Why take Dee Gordon?
Looks like a Williams trade.