Wow the A's gave up Cole for Jaso? Seems like a big price for Jaso, though I am a huge Jaso fan at the same time so it wasnt too bad. Great get for the Nats who get more talented pitching after giving up Meyers and Morse who at this point was overkill for them more than anything. Remember they have Tyler Moore too who I think is a great backup in case Laroche goes down.
Not really. In less playing time Jaso had more value than Morse had last year. That's what that stat shows and that's why the trade is bad for the M's.
Yes. You are ignoring every other stat and acting like WAR tells you everything.
You are ignoring the fact that Jaso gets an automatic bump for playing C, while Morse gets points taken away for being a corner OF/1B.
You are also ignoring the fact that Jaso played solely against RHP, who he crushes, while hitting like a Single-A player against LHP. Not to mention the rest of their careers overall which tell you that Jaso is unlikely to repeat what he did last year.