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MASN Guest Post: Nobody Is Second Guessing The Gio Gonzalez Trade Now

When the Nationals traded four major prospects for Gio Gonzalez this winter, many fans in D.C. were hesitant about the potential reward such a risky move could bring.

Gonzalez, 26, had two All-Star caliber seasons under his belt, and was one of the best left-handed strikeout pitchers in baseball, but some wondered about his potential to be an elite pitcher moving into the future. While he had succeeded in 2010 and 2011 with Oakland, he had also allowed more walks than any other pitcher during that span. Some also looked at his home/away splits, and attempted to make the argument that Gonzalez couldn’t pitch outside of the A’s spacious home turf. Others were concerned that while Gonzalez could be a solid starter for Washington, he could never equal the potential ability of Tommy Milone, Derek Norris, Brad Peacock or A.J. Cole combined.

Fast forward to the end of May, and it’s safe to say that no one in Washington is second-guessing general manager Mike Rizzo’s move anymore… Read the Rest On MASN

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