Originally Posted by Moses_Scurry
I think the best they could have gotten was a different untested minor leaguer. Maybe he would have amounted to something better than Molina. Who knows?
Molina was a crapshoot, a former high prospect that stalled. It was a risk. Yeah, it could have turned out to be worth it, but ultimately Santos' value was probably worth a better prospect in return.
I don't think it was his worst deal though, and far from it.