MLB trade review: Braves acquire Swarzak, Mariners get Vizcaino

        The Atlanta Braves have acquired RHP Anthony Swarzak and cash from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Aroyds Vizcaino and LHP Jesse Biddle.         The Braves had a weak bullpen to start the season, but that got even worse when Vizcaino, their closer, was injured for the season. In this trade, they acquireContinue reading “MLB trade review: Braves acquire Swarzak, Mariners get Vizcaino”

MLB trade review: Pirates acquire Stratton

Photo from CBS          The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired RHP Chris Stratton from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations.          Stratton is a starter who also has made appearances from the bullpen in his career. To make room for Stratton on the 40 man roster, Nick Burdi was moved to the 60Continue reading “MLB trade review: Pirates acquire Stratton”

MLB trade review: Mets acquire Font

           The New York Mets have acquired RHP Wilmer Font from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.             The Mets need pitching help badly, with Jason Vargas and Steven Matz off to bad starts. Vargas is in danger of losing hisContinue reading “MLB trade review: Mets acquire Font”