According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:
I initially like this trade quite a bit. Farnsworth is a hugemongous upgrade over Chavez, even though he has a bit of a checkered past with Atlanta. Ankiel is likely a player with a lot more potential than Blanco in the power department (but with a checkered past against Atlanta).
We don’t give up any major prospects — Collins was nice, but we hardly got to know him and we have lefty reliever depth to spare.
Good trade to upgrade a couple of positions. Not an impact trade at this point, but if Ankiel can harness his power back in the NL, then it could be a better trade. Ankiel has been hitting good lately.
Farnsworth has a club option for 2011 for $5.25 million, but since he was traded he has a clause in his contract that allows him to void option and take $0.5 million buyout. Ankiel also has 2011 option, that is a mutual option for $6 million, with a $0.5 million buyout.
So, we could have both of these guys for next year as well… if we choose.