Call me in two years and I’ll be willing to pass judgement on whether the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell-for-Ronny Cedeno/Jeff Clement/others trade was a good one for the Mariners.
But, like the sight of an old dude wearing a Speedo at the beach, it’s difficult not to stare at what the trade already has produced. What do I see?
Snell served up that upper-deck homer in the first inning but has held the Rangers to that into the fifth inning. Meanwhile, Cedeno and Clement are both hitting for power and average with their new teams after three games. That’s right, I wrote “Cedeno” and “average” in the same sentence.
Cedeno, the guy who was in tears on trade day Wednesday, had to be smiling after homering for the Pirates today in a 5-3 loss to the Nationals. His 1-for-3 game gave him a .364 average in three games with the Pirates.
And Clement keeps pounding the ball for Class AAA Indianapolis. He homered again today in a 5-4 loss at Durham, and he finished 1-for-2 with two walks. He’s batting .545 with three home runs in three games.