What is sweet Jehoshaphat just happened?
Did someone secretly replace Brian Cashman's brain with delicious Folger's crystals?
So Cashman in all seriousness, thought a trade for an in-decline centerfielder, who batted .249 last season, was worth our best ready-to-play prospect, Austin Jackson (who we didn't want to part with to get Johan Santana), Phil Coke and Ian Kennedy.
At least we held on to Jesus Montero.
So our starting outfielder's last year batting average, bated .276, .249 and .249. Put together, that's .256. Swell!!
Not sure I can see any advantage to this. Some suggest it's a way to save money to go and get Halladay. But you just gave up some great pieces of the puzzle to go and get him. No, for sure, you'd have to trade Jesus Montero, voted no. 2 by Project Prospect of all minor league prospects. Supersweet!!
In any event, I hope there is a plan. Because trading Damon and Matsui for Granderson—a lifetime .272 hitter with two straight years of steady decline—makes this outfield into a galactically average outfield