Tommy Hanson traded to Angels
For Jordan Walden.
I don't know if Hanson can return to his pre 2012 form, but if he can it's a nice acquire by L.A. Walden is no slouch either, but obviously good starters are harder to find than good relievers. It does make the case for selling high though, the haul for Hanson would have been much larger had Atlanta traded him the previous offseason.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."