Found July 31, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners swung two deals respectively (one with each other) in order to shore up areas of need moving down the stretch. Obviously, both teams are in different places in terms of the pennant race. The Blue Jays are still holding onto hope that they can sneak into one of the two wild card openings while the Mariners are ready to prepare for next season. Both teams made significant progress towards those goals. The two started off with each other. The Mariners sent Steve Delabar to the Blue Jays in exchange for Eric Thames. This is one of those old-fashioned deals where a team sends someone they don’t really want or need to another team to get something they do need. The Blue Jays have been desperate for arms to help them get through the grueling days of summer. Delabar is hardly a shut down reliever, but he has been solid this season for the Mariners. He has a 4.17 ERA despite some very strong strikeout to walk numbers. The crux of his pr...
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