This isn't a measuring stick to say "Anything better than this is a good transaction." Or even an argument that anything Moore has done WAS a good transaction, but I think it provides us some perspective. This was an epicly boneheaded trade and not even in a John Smoltz/'Curt Schilling type of thing where a prospect ends up being good. This was trading a 27 y/o outflieder who had already hit over 100 HRs for Neifi-f'ing-Perez.
NEIFI PEREZ, people.
Perez was no prospect himself. In fact, he was older than Dye at 28, in his fifth major-league season which included two season in which he played a full 162 games, and had never turned in an OPS+ higher than 86.
In the two years preceding the trade, Jermaine Dye had a 119 and a 135 OPS+ season.
Perez had 805 PAs for the Royals and never got his OBP above .300.
Dye would finish the trade-year out with a 109 OPS+ and turn in only one sub-100 OPS+ season the rest of his career, and even that was a season cut short by a horrific injury that damn near ended his career.
So, when you're filling out your "brackets" (which advances, the better deal or the worse deal?), just remember that not a single one of those 64 transactions (what, no play-in games?) can hold a candle to Neifi Perez for Jermaine Dye.