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Eaton trade a reminder for fantasy owners to win now

After scoring 189 runs in the past two seasons combined for the White Sox, Adam Eaton will likely take over leadoff duties for the Nationals. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

On first view, the intriguing package the Chicago White Sox received in trade from the Washington Nationals for outfielder Adam Eaton appears to be a bountiful one, with top pitching prospects Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez heading to the American League where they can eventually become aces. But the same can be said for real teams as for fantasy ones: Win now. Eaton, while a modest fantasy option, helps the Nationals win now. Eaton is also more valuable for fantasy purposes. Fantasy owners love the prospects, but most do not pan out. It’s often a harsh reality to remember.