Found May 03, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
When the Oakland A’s traded Brett Wallace to the Toronto Blue Jays for Michael Taylor back on December 16, 2009, it appeared that Oakland had addressed a long-term need in their outfield with a well-rounded player who had local ties. The Stanford University graduate was originally a fifth round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies and had previously been awarded the Paul Owen’s Award as the best position player in the Phillies’ minor league system. Between 2007-2009 he had jumped from low-level A ball to Triple-A and was considered the 29th best prospect in baseball heading into the 2010 season. Considering how he was acquired, it’s safe to say that there were high expectations for the highly touted former Cardinal outfielder: Carlos Gonzalez, Huston Street and Greg Smith were sent to Colorado for Matt Holliday, who was eventually flipped to St. Louis for Brett Wallace, who then found himself on his way to Toronto for Taylor (did you follow all that?). At the time of the trade, T...
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