Giving up Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano was one of the worst moves in baseball history. It's made even worse by the fact that people everywhere knew it was bad AT THE TIME. Zambrano was never good! Although I am not an avid NY fan, I was appalled by the idiocy of the move and took some satsifcation in watching them reap the results of the ill-considered deal.
However, I'll now be the first to congratulate Minaya et. al. on their acquisition of the best pitcher in the game. This, in a small way, makes up for the other and immediately strengthens the Mets chances of climbing back on top of a competitive NL East.
The prospects given up may or may not pan out, but by all accounts NY gave up a CF prospect with good defense but little power, 2 middle-to-bottom of the rotation guys, and a potential #1 or #2 starter who is, at this point, a wild-card and nowhere near getting to the bigs.
When Milledge was traded to Washington earlier in the off-season, I thought the Mets were up to their old tricks of shooting themselves in the foot. But this reverses the field. I'll be interested to see how Johan adjusts to the senior circuit.