The Blue Jays traded pitching prospect Nestor Molina to the White Sox for Sergio Santos. Santos will fill the open closer spot for the Jays. Here his numbers:
|162 Game Avg.||3||4||.462||3.29||68||18||66||54||25||24||5||31||5||85||3||130||1.296||7.4||0.6||4.3||11.6||2.69|
I liked Nestor a lot but this looks like a good deal to me. Santos is signed for the next 3 years, at $1 million, $2.75 million and $3.75 million and there are three team option years at $6 million, $8 million and $8.75 million. He is just 28, making him younger (and cheaper) than the free agent options out there. We owned him once before, when he was a minor league infielder.
Molina is a very good prospect, but I figured he was going to end up in the bullpen anyway, so I'm not to upset that we traded him for a reliever. I think he'll be good, but I'm happy to trade someone that might be a good reliever in the future for someone that is a good closer now.
This falls into the 99% of AA moves that come out of no where. Just when I was thinking it was going to be a boring week.
What do you think of the deal?