The Mariners, as you well know, recently dealt young fireballer Brandon Morrow to the Blue Jays for a reliever and a Wladimir Balentien-lookalike. This move has been questioned by everyone from bloggers to the media to Jack ZduriencikÆs own mother, and why not? Z dealt one of the MarinersÆ top pitching prospects to the Jays for, well, an underwhelming return. Griffin didnÆt understand the rationale behind it, Harrison didnÆt like it, and I absolutely loathed it. áInitially. For the last few days, I went back to my notes. I could tell something was wrong with my premiseùthat a top pitching prospect is more valuable than a 27-year-old reliever and Wlad Balentien 2.0. Clearly MorrowÆs value had been diminished by his poor handling (thanks, Bill), but there had to be something else on J ...
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