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Friday, January 24, 2014

Rays acquire Logan Forsythe from Padres in seven-player trade

Logan’s run to Tampa Bay.

The Rays have acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Padres as part of a seven player trade.

Reliever Alex Torres heads to San Diego as part of the return package, along with right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn.

In addition to Forsythe, the Rays also get infielder Maxx Tissenbaum and pitchers Matt Andriese, Brad Boxberger and Matt Lollis.

Forsythe, age 27, is coming off a 2013 season in which he batted .214/.281/.332 with six home runs in 75 games. For his career, he’s a .241/.310/.349 hitter (88 OPS+) across parts of three major-league seasons. As well, Forsythe is capable manning shortstop, second, third and the outfield corners….

As for Torres, the Padres are getting a 26-year-old lefty who last season pitched to a 1.71 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 19 unintentional walks in 58 innings of work. In parts of two MLB seasons, Torres boasts an ERA+ of 201 and an opponents’ batting line of .172/.269/.233./blockquote>

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 08:53 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex torres, brad boxberger, logan forsythe, padres, rays, trade

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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 09:42 PM (#4646037)
So, it's Torres for Andreise with various young, low-level prospects and an MLB veteran as throw-ins?

And I'm still pissed the Angels gave Torres away in the Kazmir trade. His arm would look GREAT in the LAAoA bullpen now.

Amazingly, Kazmir would look good in their rotation now, too. Ugh, that team can be so infuriating.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 09:52 PM (#4646040)
Is this the least exciting 7 player trade ever?
   3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4646042)
Tissenbaum has apparently been playing some catcher in instructionals. I wonder whether the Rays see him as a C or an IF?
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4646043)
Lollis is really tall, 6'9".
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4646044)
Is this the least exciting 7 player trade ever?


There was the Lyon/Happ trade from the Astros to the Cardinals in 2012. More guys, and maybe less interesting, too.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4646049)
Is this the least exciting 7 player trade ever?

It beats the previous record, Brad Ausmus and C.J. Nitkowski for Carlos Villalobos, Mark Persails, Paul Bako, Dean Crow and Brian Powell.
   7. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: January 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4646071)
Is this the least exciting 7 player trade ever?

Houston Astros traded J.A. Happ, David Carpenter and Brandon Lyon to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later, Asher Wojciechowski (minors), Carlos Perez (minors), David Rollins (minors), Joseph Musgrove (minors), Francisco Cordero and Ben Francisco. The Toronto Blue Jays later sent Kevin Comer (minors) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade. More than 7 players though.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: January 24, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4646081)
I just googled Maxx Tissenbaum, because of his peculiar name, and found his blog. He's already posted about hearing that he was traded, and how he had to juggle the various phone calls (from Josh Byrnes, his agent, his family, the Rays) with his offseason job, which sounds astoundingly boring, packing up samples and logging inventory in anticipation of some sort of trade show. He responds to every comment on his blog. Adorable.
   9. Dr. Vaux Posted: January 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM (#4646082)
his offseason job, which sounds astoundingly boring, packing up samples and logging inventory in anticipation of some sort of trade show


Does it depend what the samples and inventory are?
   10. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: January 25, 2014 at 12:13 AM (#4646090)
He does have a good blog. I hate the Rays but I'm rooting for this guy.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 25, 2014 at 12:19 AM (#4646091)
I like Forsythe. He had a 100 walk season in the minors once. He's versatile and can play all over the field. Has trouble staying on the field though. I would guess Sean Rodriguez is on the move though? The Rays already have Forsythe and Jayson Nix who are versatile utility infielders.

John Sickels loves Hahn as a sleeper. He can touch the upper 90s and seems like a decent bet to at least be a good reliever, possibly even a mid-rotation starter.

Boxberger could be a future closer if he can get better command. He's MLB ready.

I odn't know much about the rest of the guys. Maxx is a ridiculous name.
   12. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: January 25, 2014 at 11:53 AM (#4646198)
Maxx is a ridiculous name.


He got it off the hairdryer.
   13. Jim Wisinski Posted: January 25, 2014 at 12:47 PM (#4646220)
His full name is actually Maxx Tissenbaum-Johnson. Maxx TJ.
   14. Swedish Chef Posted: January 25, 2014 at 12:53 PM (#4646223)
His full name is actually Maxx Tissenbaum-Johnson.

That doesn't make it sound less like a bilingual porn name.
   15. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 25, 2014 at 05:38 PM (#4646309)
He had TJ surgery.

Partial tear?

Nope, Maxx!

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