If he was a politician...
Rob Neyer's opponents would be using today's blogging output against him in attack ads by now!
Not surprisingly, Rob blogged quite a bit about the Santana trade today (sadly, all links take you behind the Iron Curtain... sorry the Insider fence).
In his first post today, Rob said:
I like what Baron Von Awesome said about the (pending) trade sending Johan Santana to the Mets for a quartet of prospects ...
"The Twins just nailed their own coffin shut today. They're doomed to irrelevance for the next five years, at least. This is the worst baseball trade I've seen since... I don't know. Kearns and Lopez for a bunch of relievers, I guess, but even then, Kearns and Lopez turned out not to be much to worry about. The Astros trading Dan Wheeler for Ty Wigginton and then releasing Morgan Ensberg comes to mind, but there wasn't nearly as much at stake; the Astros were already doomed to suck for the rest of the decade.
This trade is horrible."
So just to summarize... the trade is horrible, Rob agrees - seems fair, I happen to agree as well!
So it was a bit surprising to read later in the day...
Don't be too quick to judge Twins
Didn't we do the judging already?