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I was thinking yesterday about how I admire John Schuerholz and now Frank Wren for their uncanny ability to know when to let a player walk off. It seems that, many many times, they’ve traded or let a player go despite the public outcry, only to see the player’s numbers tank over the next few seasons.

Let’s take a look at some of these players - marvel with me at the masterful mind of Schuerholz.

Johnny Estrada: The Braves traded him away after the 2005 season to let some young upstart named Brian McCann take over the catcher position. Estrada had one season of pre-trade productivity (.302 BA, .328 OBP) before going downhill last season (.278 BA, .296 OBP). He got traded to the Mets this off-season, who traded one of their best young players in order to get Brian Schneider rather than offer Estrada a contract. Now he’s floating on the free-agent market somewhere.

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