Here are three pitchers that DM traded for position players that are having fantastic seasons. It's hard to fault Moore for Howell because he is only in the pen because he stunk so bad as a starter. But Moore likes to deal relievers so it's safe to assume that Howell would have been dealt anyway.
|Jeremy Affeldt||Ryan Shealy||1.33||1.18||6.9|
|JP Howell||Joey Gathright||1.81||1.00||10.9|
|Ramon Ramirez||Coco Crisp||2.34||1.08||6.6|
Painful stuff. Not one player acquired on the active roster.
I wrote about Luke Hochevar for Hardball Cooperative recently, here a few tidbits:
- 6-2 3.86 his last 10 starts
- has stopped team losing streaks of 4, 8, and 10 games
- 22 strikeouts, 0 walks in 13.1 innings his last 2 starts