Guys, this can only be a win for us. We parlayed Drew Butera, a guy who was never going to sniff the majors, for a real honest-to-God major leaguer.
Sorry, what's that? Drew played in the major leagues? For what team!?
What!? For how many years!!!???
Drew started yesterday for the Dodgers.
But Nunez could be half the "win" on the way to a "win-win". Read on:
If his defense was as atrocious as the metrics suggest the Twins, much less Gardy, wouldn't have put Florimon's job on the hot seat. The pitching depth is actually very healthy at the A level, and within a year we've traded Butera for a middle infielder with youth--which was ****ing unimaginable this time last year.
For those that wish to read into the move, whether founded or not: the move suggests 1) confidence in A-level pitching 2) Santana is not ready to replace Florimon 3) Florimon's defense (or anyone SS's) does not forgive his bat 4) Bartlett is not the replacement SS (nor a replacement OFer).
One wonders what is up with Sulbaran that makes his arm expendable to firstly, an obviously worthless part and
secondly, a questionable worthwhile part.
There's probably something there, if abstract and amorphous.
How about both less abstract and amorphous?
Nunez's career slash vs. LHP: .278/.324/.418/.742
Would have been a perfect platoon partner with Drew, but that ship has sailed.
How about Didi Gregorius, demoted by the D-Backs who have soured a bit on him and reportedly have placed him on the trading block? Just turned 24...and most importantly...bats LH.
Here's his slash against RHP: .275/.355/.419/.774
Get her done, Terry and Rob.