The opinions were mostly split. The big issue is the trade for Mark Trumbo. I'm against this trade. The trade comes in two forms. Appearances and reporting say it was a three-team trade. The actual trade is Adam Eaton to the Chicago White Sox for Hector Santiago and a PTBNL (cool baseball lingo for a player to be named later that we've since learned is Brandon Jacobs) and then Santiago is packaged with Tyler Skaggs to L.A. to bring in Trumbo.
I love the first part of the trade. I wish Arizona would have stopped there. I love Eaton for Santiago. The outfield is set and didn't need Eaton. The starting pitching is a weakness. I like Santiago as a No. 4 starter and he might improve above that.
I'm not anti-Trumbo. I don't think this will be a disaster as others see it. There's a difference between not liking a deal and thinking the world is caving in. I disagree with this trade because Skaggs has 13 starts in his MLB career. Watch the video for the reason I want to keep Skaggs and for a special visitor who makes a surprise cameo.