Obviously, the Rays ended up on the better end of the trade for ’08. From a dollars earned/made standpoint, the Rays spent $0.8-M on Bartlett and Garza, who combined to provide $21.2-M worth of on-field production, according to FanGraphs' value wins metric. The Rays, therefore, received $20.6-M in value, which is crucial for an organization with limited financial resources.It's a long, detailed, well-written article, with breakdowns of each player involved. I encourage you to read it.
The Twins, on the other hand, spent $1.8-M on Harris and Young, who, with the latter posting a mark in the red, combined for a total worth of $2.1-M.
Tampa Bay, in year one alone, ended up with a gain of $18.5-M for making the trade. Although Garza has some issues that need to be worked out and Young may finally put it together on a power standpoint, odds are the dollar values are only going to get worse for Minnesota.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The Rays Fleeced The Twins
Tyler Hissey takes a look back at the Rays-Twins trade (Delmon Young, Brendan Harris and Jason Pridie for Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and Eduardo Morlan) in an article he titles "Fleeced":
-- By Doug at 1:32 PM