Does this clear up the big question from yesterday's trade? While it is an explanation, I still don't get it. Rosie may be worth $800,000.00 per year over the next three years (although I doubt it), surely there was a cheaper way to procure his services.
Here is Rob Neyer's take. I read somewhere else (but can't find the link right now) that the A's are hoping to trade Taveras in the next ten days. Probably the Reds' right to a PTBNL or cash depends on the success of this venture. But, again, paying this kind of money to get Rosie and agreeing to shop Taveras for the Reds seems like an awfully steep price. Let's stay-tuned on this one.