I don't think I'm as high on Mallex as a lot of you guys, so I'm actually OK with the deal. Certainly doesn't feel like a steal or anything though.
Here's Dave Cameron's write up: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/insta...-trades-again/
His last paragraph:
"If youíre the Braves, though, you have to be pretty thrilled about this. Even if Simmons might have some real value as a potential high-end reliever, turning him and a guy blocked by Ender Inciarte into another high-upside pitching prospect is a pretty nifty move. While we donít know exactly what the Mariners are doing, it seems pretty clear that the Braves saw a chance to turn a couple of spare parts into a potential core piece, and jumped on it when they could."