Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chris Carpenter to the Red Sox

No, not that Chris Carpenter.

This Chris Carpenter.

In exchange for nabbing Theo Epstein, the Cubs are sending over a26-year-old righthanded relief pitcher.  Last year was his first year in the majors; he appeared in 10 games and did 9-2/3 innings of work.  During those innings, he struck out 8 batters, walked 7 batters, and gave up 3 earned runs.  

I'm glad to see us get another young arm in the pen, even if those walks are a little worrisome. 

The deal also calls for the Cubs to give Boston a player to be named later, and for Boston to give the Cubs a player to be named later.

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1 comment:

  1. I was reading about this earlier today, and apparently the PTBNL are involved just so that the exchange will fit in with what baseball labels a "baseball transaction." Like the fact that we got a pitcher with some promise, but i'm not holding my breath that this is anything but a depth player.