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Traded twice, and now worth $80.5 million

Posted on: January 11, 2011 1:31 pm
 
What does it say about Chris Archer that he's now been traded twice before turning 23, and before ever throwing a pitch in the big leagues?

No more than it said about Carlos Gonzalez that he was traded for a second time soon after he turned 23, and before he had ever spent a full season in the big leagues.

The Rockies are announcing Gonzalez's seven-year, $80.5 million contract extension today, which makes this a good time to point out how often teams don't realize what they have.

And also why the most important evaluations that any organization makes are the one that involve their own players.

The Diamondbacks didn't just give Gonzalez away. They included him in the trade that netted them Dan Haren.

The A's didn't just give Gonzalez away. They used him to get Matt Holliday.

But either of those teams truly understood how good a player Gonzalez was quickly going to become -- an $80 million player -- those deals don't get made.

How good is he? Well, with Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, you could argue that the Rockies have the best 1-2 punch of young stars in baseball, counting middle-of-the-order offense, top-flight defense and even positive clubhouse presence.

Gonzalez (now signed through 2017) and Tulowitzki (signed earlier in the winter to an extension through 2020) give the Rockies a great base to build a championship contender through the decade.

And they wouldn't have it if either the Diamondbacks or A's had decided that Gonzalez was too valuable to give up as part of a multi-player deal.

Does that mean that no team should ever consider dealing its top prospects? No, not at all.

If the Cubs hadn't been willing to part with Archer, a talented right-hander who split last year between Class A and Double-A, they wouldn't have Garza, a premium starting pitcher who gives them a chance to win now (and who they have under control for at least three years).

Two sources familiar with the talks between the Cubs and Rays said this week that the Rays insisted Archer be part of any Garza deal with Chicago. No Archer, no deal.

The Cubs, who got Archer from the Indians in a New Year's Eve 2008 deal for Mark DeRosa, held off for weeks from including him. They tried to substitute other players.

At the end, when it was still "No Archer, no deal," they gave in.

Now they'll hope Garza gets them to the playoffs. And they'll hope that Chris Archer isn't the next Carlos Gonzalez.

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Incidentally, Garza has now been traded twice, too. The Rays acquired him from the Twins in the deal that also included Delmon Young and Jason Bartlett, before Garza had spent a full season in the majors.

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Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:03 am
 

Traded twice, and now worth $80.5 million

CarGon's numbers are a Coors Field Mirage.  I'm not taking anything away from his young talent, but the A's and Diamondbacks saw what he was on a normal playing surface: AVERAGE.  He will probably post great numbers for the remaining of his contract, especially at $11 mill/per is cheap.  But he will never win an MVP cause he plays half his games at Coors.  


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