Every once in a while I think it’s fun to go back in time. What would have happened if one thing had happened differently? Well what if grover had been the A’s GM in 2008 and made his proposed trade here?
The proposed trade: Street/Mazzaro/Carter/Henry Rodriguez/Cardenas for Ryan Zimmerman
Zimmerman’s contract (signed 4/20/2009, 7 months after the post): 5 yrs/45 million
Zimmerman’s WAR since then: 7.3, 7.2, 2.5, 4.5
Percentage of people who though we gave up too much: 60%
Trades it may have prevented:
Holliday for Street, CarGo, Smith
DeJesus for Mazzaro, Marks
Willingham for Rodriguez, Brown
Players we (arguably) have instead:
Michael Taylor, Shane Peterson, Daniel Robertson, Matt Olson, Bruce Maxwell
Carter of course is still on the team. Cardenas was let go on waivers.
Haven’t been following this that closely, but My limited experience in fed court made me wonder why people on facebook and various blogs were so up in arms about Aaron Swartz potential sentence.
sounds like the US Attorney wanted multiple felonies and a little bit of jail time. I don’t get it. if what is stated in the comments is true, the defense knew of the offer that the USA made. I can’t imagine not communicating that to the client.