The rush to judgment has been considerable on the Nolan Arenado trade to the Cardinals, with one fringe pitcher and four minor leaguers going to Colorado. Some have called it the best fleecing since Brock for Broglio.
But the better way to judge these deals is to wait a few years, preferably until all involved have finished their careers with the respective teams involved in the trades.
It's similar to what the Cubs received from the Darvish trade, IMO. Won't really know for a few years yet. Right now, yeah, looks like a good trade for Cards, as it does for Padres. Time will tell.When I first read of the number of players St Lou gave up to get Arenado it reminded me of what Pete Rose called Von Hayes when he was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jay Baller, Julio Franco, Manny Trillo, George Vukovich and Jerry Willard. Pete called him, "Ol' 5 for 1." And said no one is worth 5 players no matter who they are. It made me chuckle.
With that here's a link to St Lou Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel talking about the best trades St Louis has made since he has been covering the team. (No Lou Brock as it was before his time.)
He was quite the punk. He stood over the pitcher yelling at him and when Cardinal players came to protect the pitcher, he backs off. He deserved being tossed.A couple of dust ups already. I may be biased, but it was all on Castellanos. I know he is hot and took a fastball up and in, but you could tell from Yari’s reaction there was no intent. He then flexes on Woodford while standing over him at home plate later in the inning.