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I'm surprised to learn Brett Anderson had positive trade value with that contract.
I'm not sure why Beane is getting so much credit here
So putting that aside, when the money is factored in, by picking up Anderson's option, the A's were able to buy Drew Pomeranz and a throw in for $500,000. Not a bad move.
His value wasn't going to go down any more than it already had. I get the money part, but I'd rather take my chances with Anderson than have Jim Johnson.
I was down on this move early, but I like it more and more. Gentry puts up huge WAR numbers in very limited PAs - he may be a sleeping giant. Choice strikes me as a fairly interchangeable 20 HR OF, Bostick is good. Weeks for Johnson looks to me as a push. Better performance vs. a lot more money.
In a vacuum, I think Colorado wins the trade easily. But do they think they're going to be competitive in the next two years? I guess I don't really see it. They seem mediocre at best to me. They'd be better off seeing what they have in Pomeranz.
I'm fine with the Gentry deal, as I stated in the thread on the trade. If nothing else, he's better insurance against a Coco aging or injury slide than Choice because Gentry will play a solid CF if needed, and even if Coco is healthy all year, he'll be a great 4th OF who will get plenty of plate appearances. It was a solid "win now" move.
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