Originally Posted by bleedsred
CHICAGO -- In a move to bolster the bullpen Tuesday, the Reds acquired journeyman reliever Esteban Yan from the Los Angeles Angels along with cash for Minor League pitcher Kyle Edens.
Edens is at AA with the Angels now...2-2...1 save...4.94 ERA....9 w and 10 k
Before the trade Edens was at Sarasota...25 k in 29.2 IP...
Better than Nothing....
You left out that Edens gave up 41 hits in 29.2 innings with Sarasota Reds and now has given up 33 hits in 23.2 innings with Arkansas Travelers. If the Reds didnt trade Edens he would have probably been released to make room for someone else who needed to be promoted to Sarasota.
They traded a guy who was 26 years old and in Single-A baseball with an ERA over 5.00. Its not like they traded away one of the good prospects to take a gamble on Yan.