M’s trade Torrealba
No big surprise, as the long rumored Torrealba to Colorado deal finally gets done. The fact that its for a PTBNL almost certainly means that it’s a rule 5 eligible player, and the M’s will announce who they’re receiving after he’s not selected in tomorrow’s draft.
I know it won’t be a popular sentiment, but Bavasi was clear all along that after signing Johjima, the M’s would accommodate Torrealba if another team was interested in giving him an everyday job. The fact that the M’s trade something of value as essentially a favor will get under some people’s skin, but I don’t really have a problem with it. It’s a classy thing to do, and I’m sure Torrealba appreciates the chance to go have a real career before it’s too late.