Reasoning: I feel like I'm giving up some pretty nice major-league ready talent in this deal. Matthes has major power and if he finds a job somewhere with the Rockies I think I might regret this. Wheeler too has some nice power, and has already had a bit of big league time. Brantley only qualifies at LF next season, but I think he should be a nice cheap option to slip into my lineup. Ramirez and Rodriguez are currently lost in a whole bunch of MI prospects the Indians seem to be hoarding, but I have hopes that at least one of them might be of some use in the future.
Needed to free up some cash and did so although only a little. But I like Matthes power potential, like Rox said if he can get some playing time. Wheeler has the tools but is borderline becoming that 4A player, fantasy players dread. But willing to take a shot on a kid that has his power playing in Colorado.