Zen and the art of trading: Numerical View of Arod Asor

During the offseason of the 2004 season, the yankees and rangers were involved in a trade. Alfonso Soriano for ALex Rodriguez…here is the breakdown, lookin at just some key stats. no more, no less

2004

ArodG 155 HR 36 BB 80 SO 131 OBP .375 SLG .512 *OPS+ 133

AsorG 145 HR 28BB 33 SO 121 OBP .324 SLG .484 *OPS+ 98

Arod takes 2004 by a long shot. Look at the bbs alone

2005

ArodG 162 HR 48 BB 91 SO 139 OBP .421 SLG .610 *OPS+ 167

AsorG 156 HR 36BB 33 SO 125 OBP .309 SLG .512 *OPS+ 110 Asor was traded by the rangers after this season to the Nats/Expos for Brad Wilkerson. So now we compare Arod to Brad Wilerson

2006

ArodG 154 HR 35 BB 90 SO 139 OBP .392 SLG .523 *OPS+ 140

BwilG 95 HR 15 BB 37 SO 116 OBP .306 SLG .422 *OPS+ 83

This here is just sloopy. You shouldnt compare players like Arod to people like Bwil. All in all this was a terrible trade for Texas. Who should they have recieved from the 2003 New York Yankees?

A combo of Posada and Asor would have been a better trade. Somehow, someway, thats what they wanted, and thats what they got. Especially because the Rangers ended up paying a big amount of Arod contract. Doesnt make sense.

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