My take on Liiriano Trade
by, 07-29-2012 at 08:53 PM (473 Views)
Scrambling to find out who the prospects were, I found the following, escobar a plus defender on the major league roster, Hernandez was being called up to start, so essentially the Twins traded for two major leaguers starting their careers. Hard to imagine a better haul given all the uncertainty surrounding Liriano.
Had Liriano started again today, there might not have been any value left. Understanding, Terry Ryans ability and the circumstances, I think it was a pretty good deal.
An interesting note about Escobar is that TWICE he tore up the AFL, (so did Nick Blackburn once) So Ryan must have felt he might just find the bat.