Blue Jays trade Ben Revere to Nationals for Drew Storen

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired relief pitcher Drew Storen from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later. The Nationals will also send cash to the Blue Jays in the deal.

Revere was a fun addition down the stretch and a key part of that team that stole our hearts, so no doubt he'll be missed, but we need help in the bullpen. Drew Storen is help in the bullpen.

Storen, 28, appeared in 58 games for the Nationals last season, recording 29 saves with a 3.44 ERA, adding 67 strikeouts in 55 innings. In 2014, the six-foot-one right-hander posted a 1.12 ERA, to lead all National League relievers. He has 95 career saves over his six seasons, with a career-high 43 in 2011.

I like this deal.

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I like this deal very much (Revere for Storen). The Jays are getting another big arm down in the bullpen allowing them to perhaps start Sanchez and once again shorten a game down to 7 innings with Cecil, Osuna and now Storen. The other thing it does is perhaps open a spot up for Pompey in particular the leadoff spot. If it doesn't do that, it allows guys like Goins, Pillar, and Saunders to battle for the leadoff spot in the lineup. So anytime you are trading from depth to get another commodity, you are doing well in the trade market and that's what the Jays have done here in this deal.

January 9, 2016 @ 7:12 PM

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