We Might Have Screwed That One Up

Matt LaPorta, age 22: 115 AB .304/.369/.696 eight walks, 30 strike outs between rookie ball and A.

Carlos Santana, age 22: 463 AB .326/.431/.568 89 walks, 85 strikeouts at high A.

One of these guys was the number 23 prospect in baseball and center point of a deal for CC Sabathia, the other one was dealt for Casey Blake so we didn't have to pay his salary. LaPorta has the pedigree of being a seventh overall pick so Santana probably won't be a top 25 prospect next year, but Santana did have a much better age 22 season than LaPorta.

I'm not saying Santana is a better prospect than LaPorta, but imagine what would have been said if the Brewers traded LaPorta for Casey Blake. Right now it's not looking much different than what we did. I didn't really mind the move at the time, but it's looking more and more like we'll really miss Carlos Santana.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Join True Blue LA

You must be a member of True Blue LA to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at True Blue LA. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker