Rangers got Salty, Andrus, Harrison, Jones, and Feliz
Braves got Tex and Mahay, now there gone, now we have Kotchman, Duvall(from the Mahay pick), and Marek
Angels got Tex
Good deal at the time cause we got Tex and Mahay. It didn't work out but not a awful deal.
Ok first off we have no need for Salty at Catcher. And Kotchman I would MUCH rather have at First base. I dont think Salty will be able to hit enough to put up with his below average defense at First. Jones and Marek I would say is a wash. I have never been a big fan of Harrison. I like Jurrjens, Reyes, Morton and Hanson way more than Harrison. And I actually like Duvall more than Harrison also. Andrus was blocked, I like KJ and Escobar more and plus we still have Lillibridge, it was easy to give Andrus up. I still like Andrus upside though. Feliz will probably be the ONLY guy that we regret trading in this deal. But getting ONE full year from Tex makes it worth it especially when we tried to win the World Series. So I guess you can look at it as we gave up Andrus and Feliz for Tex. So it actually looks like we gave up 2 guys for Tex.
I think if you look at it this way you are happy with what we got. And also thinking that it was not NEARLY as bad of a trade as alot of people think. I heard Buster Olney talk bad about the 2007 trade earlier today or last night but he is a moron anyway at least thats what I think. At least now Smoltz, Chipper and Bobby knows that we tried to win it all last year and this year so they can at least respect the front office for tryin one last time at the Series while they are still playing. Not saying that we wont win the World Series while there still here but it will be difficult.