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More takes on the trade

Evan Grant calls it a "good baseball trade," and has this interesting snippet:

I talked to one AL scout whose opinion I value hugely. He told me that if all three principals in this deal perform to the levels of which they are capable, the Rangers got the better end of the deal.

Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times rips Kenny Williams for this deal.

Now, it is important to remember that Mariotti is sort of the Skip Bayless of the Chicago media market right now, and is the guy that got into the war of words with Ozzie Guillen that led to Guillen getting in trouble for calling Mariotti a derisive name, but still...