Sunday, August 01, 2004

The rest of the trade

The Dodgers completed their trades minutes before the trade deadline. The sent Tom Martin to Atlanta for minor-league pitcher Matt Merricks and Dave Roberts to Boston for a minor-league outfielder, Henri Stanley. The big trade was aquiring Steve Finley and Brent Mayne from Arizona for minor-league players Koyie Hill, Reggie Abercrombie, and Bill Murphy. Murphy of course just came over from Florida. Here are the Win Shares or the Major League players moved yesterday:

Rank  Player         Team   POS    Bat  Pitch Field  Total  ExpWS    WSP  WSAA
459   B Mayne        ARI    C      0.0    0.0   0.5      0      3   .089    -2
512   S Finley       ARI    OF     6.9    0.0   1.8      9     11   .396    -2

 90   D Roberts      LAD    OF     7.4    0.0   1.4      9      7   .621     2
434   T Martin       LAD    P      0.0    1.1   0.0      1      2   .348    -1

So the Doders gave up 10 and got 9 Win Shares, plus whatever effect the minor league players will have in the future. Mayne has been a backup catcher, so presumabely he'll earn more than 0 Win Shares through the rest of the year. It seems to me that these deals hinge on the long-term prospects of the minor league players gained and lost, but is likely to be evaluated on the Dodgers playoff results. I wonder if they should have stopped before getting Finley, who is nearing the end of his career.

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