Just curious what everyone's thoughts, feelings and opinions are on Juan Gonzalez. Specifically the trade to get him here and how he performed while here?
I liked the trade at the time, I thought it was a good aggressive move. The trade is pretty palatable in retrospect, and I thought pretty palatable at the time.
I also thought that he really helped the team in 2000. Despite his numbers being down from his usual, he was a real presence that helped make the hitters around him better, IMHO.
The one downside from my perspective is not being able to resign him. Seems like we should have had a better feel for who to acquire that would stick around.