This trade is kinda weird at first glance. Do you really want the Rangers' rejects?
Well, maybe. Justin Duchscherer worked out OK.
But I think this trade makes more sense if you look at the last two trades as one trade. Then you get this:
Brad Halsey = John Rheinecker (finesse lefty), only two years younger.
Juan Dominguez = Juan Cruz (hard-throwing righty with control issues), only two years younger.
Freddie Bynum = the price to add two years to the careers of two of their pitchers.
So they essentially traded Freddie Bynum for four player years. It's not sexy, but I guess it has value.