Astros Acquire Dexter Fowler
For those of you who shed the dreams of sugarplum fairies surrounding Jacoby Ellsbury, and moved instead toward visions of Dexter Fowler in Flushing, well, strike that thought from your brain, as well.
I have no idea who Barnes is, and Lyles has a 5.35 ERA and 6.2 K/9 ratio in three years of MLB service. Maybe Barnes is the next what-Lastings-Milledge-was-supposed-to-be, I don’t know. Maybe Fowler is not as good as I think he is, on both sides of the ball. I could be wrong about the fleet-footed, sure-handed, switch-hitting center fielder with pop and a career .365 OBP going into his prime years. But I would think he’d have been on the Mets’ radar, and considering the paltry package that landed him, I’d also think the Mets could have put together something similar or better to acquire him.
But what do I know? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments.