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The Toronto Blue Jays couldn't make a big splash before the trade deadline. The best they could do was cause a couple of ripples when they traded outfielders Travis Snider and Eric Thames for relief pitchers Brad Lincoln and Steve Delabar. Back on July 20, they made a 10-player deal that brought them reliever Brandon Lyon and starter/reliever J.A. Happ from the Houston Astros in another deal that did not cause a lot of excitement. "The way we look at the trade deadline is it's not so much about focusing on one area," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday in a conference call. "There's no doubt the bullpen for 2012 could be improved and even beyond that in 2013. I don't think it's any surprise when you look at the number of free agents we had in the bullpen before these trades. We were going to need to try to solidify that somehow, and getting some guys with power arms and swing-and-miss stuff and a lot of years that are under control, i...
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Last week, I mentioned that the Blue Jays had a very interesting trade chip in Travis Snider. Late tonight, Toronto cashed in that trade chip, sending Snider to Pittsburgh for Brad Lincoln.
On the surface, this doesn't seem like very good value for Snider. Lincoln's "just a reliever", but a good one, He's been a crucial part of Pittsburgh's bullpen...
The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, who opened a three-game series in Safeco Field on Monday, completed a minor trade after the game. Seattle sent right-handed reliever Steve Delabar to Toronto for outfielder Eric Thames. Thames, 25, hit .243 with three homers, 11 RBI and a .652 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 46 games for the Blue Jays earlier this season. He was...
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The Toronto Blue Jays traded fan-favourite Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30 halfway through their 4-1 loss in Seattle against the Mariners. The Blue Jays received right-handed relief pitcher Brad Lincoln in return for the left fielder. Shortly after Snider was sent packing, general manager Alex Anthopoulos then traded Eric...
The Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln early Tuesday morning in advance of the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.
Born: February 2, 1988
Drafted: 1st Round, 14th Overall, 2006 (Blue Jays)
How Acquired: Traded from Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln
High School: H.M. Jackson HS, Mill Creek, WA
Agent: CAA Sports
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The Pirates acquired Snider from the Blue Jays at the 2012...
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired reliever Steve Delabar from the Mariners for Eric Thames, the teams announced.
Thames is hitting .243/.288/.365 with 3 home runs and 40 strikeouts.
Delabar is 2-1 with a 4.17 ERA with a 11.3 k/9, 5.6 h/9 in 36.2 innings.
Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
Neither trade was a blockbuster, but the Toronto Blue Jays made two deals Monday to bolster their pitching depth, an area that has been depleted by injuries this season. The cost was a couple of left-handed-hitting outfielders who have spent most of this season in the minors after receiving multiple chances to stick in the majors. Travis Snider, just back from Class AAA Las Vegas...
Here's a bit about the three new Mariners. Welcome to the organization.
All info courtesy of MLB.com
Full Name: Eric Allyn Thames
Born: 11/10/1986 in Santa Clara, CA
HT: 6'3'' WT: 205 Bio
Debut: 5/18/2011 College: Pepperdine
Appeared in 95 games in his rookie season... Appeared in left field in 52 games and in right field in 27 contests.
I'm going to talk about the trade deadline at greater length later tonight (probably much greater length), but for now let's focus on the game the Pirates have coming up in three hours against the Cubs. That is, after all, what the trade deadline is about, right?The good news is that my guess that Travis Snider wouldn't make it to Chicago in time for tonight's game...
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be focusing on their bullpen and bench after they filled their outfield spot with Travis Snider last night. He points out that they didn’t deal Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon, which likely rules out options such as Shin-Soo Choo, and others who would require a top prospect today.
One trend to note: the Pirates have...
Brad Lincoln Traded, Yinzer Meltdown Ensues. First Pitch: 2:20 PM EST Where to Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, WGN WGN might be the worst channel on television. Travis Wood, LHP (25) It would be wrong of me not to mention the fact that Wood allowed five homers in his last game. Yup five. [...]
1. Pirates acquire Travis Snider from Toronto for Brad Lincoln. This one doesn't get a whole ton of play in the media because it's not as sexy as a lot of the other trades that went down and if it does it's always mentioned as a "trade of two failed prospects, both of whom were drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft. That may be true, but that doesn&...
According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln’s spot in the bullpen.
McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A.
Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to the Pirates.