Found July 20, 2012 on
Toronto Blue Jays
San Francisco Giants
Kansas City Royals
Acquired RHP Francisco Cordero, OF-R Ben Francisco, RHP Joe Musgrave, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP David Rollins, C-R Carlos Perez, and a player to be named later from the Blue Jays for RHP Brandon Lyon, LHP J.A. Happ, and RHP David Carpenter. [7/20]
Concerns about the translatability of Cordero’s velocity and strikeout rate were rampant after the Jays signed him to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million. Succeeding in the National League Central and succeeding in the American League East are different accomplishments, after all. Chalking Cordero’s failures in Toronto up to superior competition would be convenient, but it proves false—Cordero faced a higher quality of opponent in 2011 (a .270 aggregate True Average) than in 2012 (.263). What plagued Cordero is an inability to locate his fastball, for strikes or otherwise. That means Houston isn’t guaranteed to receive better production from Cordero just because. But landing the free-agent-to-be does give Houston an up-close look ...
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