- Dec 13, 2005
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Entire AL could have claimed Villar before Marlins I believe. So, that's a risk. Aguilar passed through the AL. Villar probably wouldn't have so the Marlins gave them "something."I'm gonna ask this again because I'm getting more confused the more I think about it.
Weren't both Aguilar and Villar designated for assignment?
Why were we able to claim Aguilar for nothing yet had to work out a trade for Villar?
Why couldn't we have just claimed Villar for nothing too? I thought that was the way this worked then apparently it wasn't and then they went and got Aguilar this way so I'm now totally lost.
This is the kind of move we would pan the Marlins for making if we're Baltimore fans. I'd be livid not paying him to trade him in June/July. They'll get a better prospect than they gave up and help bridge the gap to Lewin/Monte/Sanchez.
The only negative here is, this eats up money for a longterm signing, i.e. a Castellanos frontload. That's likely not happening now. They will sign Avisail/Dickerson, an innings eater, and a reliever and have a solid team on paper with no longterm money committed.
Hopefully, they buyout Anderson and frontload the deal. At least try and save some money that way. This Villar thing is an unexpected gift so I can see how that may change plans.