Update: The Pirates will receive cash and a minor leaguer. We’ll have the final information as soon as it is available.
According to Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona, the Diamondbacks will receive Bobby Crosby & Ryan Church from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Chris Snyder. According to mlb.com’s Steve Gilbert, D.J. Carrasco is also heading to Arizona.
The Diamondbacks Get
It appears that they are getting salary relief, as neither Crosby or Church is likely to see much time at this point, outside of a bench role. Both are free agents at the end of the season, so fantasy owners can safely ignore them.
As we discussed with the Chad Qualls deal earlier today (click here to view), the Diamondbacks bullpen has been horrific all year long. Carrasco has a 3.88 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 45 Ks over 55.2 innings. Who knows, but seeing him get a chance to save games, given the status of the rest of the pen, wouldn’t be surprising.
The Pirates Get
It’s possible that the Pirates want to get Ryan Doumit out from behind the plate, as he consistently has missed time due to injury throughout his career. He’s seen time at both first base and in the outfield in the past, so this certainly is something that is worth monitoring moving forward, especially for 2011. If they will move Doumit out from behind the plate, it will increase his value as he will maintain catching eligibility while hopefully staying healthy and playing in more games.
Snyder was the main catcher for Arizona prior to last season, when he lost his job to Miguel Montero after he got hurt. He strikes out a ton (31.3% strikeout rate this season), which makes it difficult for him to hit for a good average. He does have 10 HR in 195 AB this season and has always shown decent power. In two-catcher formats, he certainly becomes an option assuming he is to receive regular playing time.
The Pirates may not be done dealing, as it was reported earlier this morning by Jennifer Longosch of mlb.com (click here for the post) that the Pirates had recalled Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement from Triple-A. Clement is the more interesting name, as he has been given the opportunity at the 1B job in the past. He has struggled in the Majors, but was hitting .305 with 8 HR and 33 RBI in 164 AB at Triple-A. Of course, he walked just 8 times vs. 47 strikeouts. Unless Garrett Jones is going to be dealt, it’s more likely he’ll just serves as a reserve.
What are your thoughts?
Make sure to check out our trade deadline analysis:
- Yunel Escober for Alex Gonzalez
- Alberto Callaspo traded to the Angels
- Dan Haren traded to the Angels
- Jhonny Peralta to the Tigers
- Scott Podsednik to the Dodgers
- Roy Oswalt to the Phillies for J.A. Happ and 2 minor leaguers
- Jorge Cantu to the Rangers
- Miguel Tejada to the Padres
- Matt Capps to the Twins for Wilson Ramos
- Edwin Jackson to the White Sox
- Christian Guzman to the Rangers
- Lance Berkman to the Yankees
- Austin Kearns to the Yankees
- Chad Qualls to Tampa Bay