Re: Pirates acquire Iwamura from Rays
He's only making $4.85 million, per the first article. That $7.5 million in the second article is based on potential value, meaning that they should get the production of a player that makes $7.5 million out of Iwamura based on the author's calculations. Either way, I like the trade - addresses a need with an above-average player, which is really all you need at 2B and, when you get right down to it, was all that Freddy Sanchez was if you remove the bat. And all they gave up was Chavez, a typical dime-a-dozen average reliever.