Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 7/21/12
When the ten player trade between the Astros and Blue Jays was announced on Friday it started analysists and pundits to start thinking. Sometimes that is a dangerous thing. In this Twitter Age opinions are more common than 100 degree temperatures in Phoenix. Some of those opinions have some validity. So what do I think? I think the move was a solid one for both teams. That is what a trade is supposed to do. The Blue Jays are in at least a wild card race. They have had numerous pitching injuries. They needed experienced hurlers. J.A. Happ and Brandon Lyon filled that bill. Happ was the key. While they may not use him as a starter immediately that is why they picked him up. Happ was not consistently good for the Astros, but showed he could be. Lyon will be serviceable reliever. Neither pitcher is locked into a long term contract that could bind the Blue Jays to pitchers they may not wish to keep long term. David Carpenter who begins in AAA may wind up the most important long term ac...
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