Sunday, November 18, 2007
The Athletics traded Marco Scutaro to the Blue Jays for Graham Godfrey and Kristian Bell. The Athletics are shedding some cash with this trade and are acquiring a pair of relievers as they try to rebuild their bullpen. Godfrey was 6-7 with a 3.98 ERA and 74 K, and is just 23 while Bell was 3-7 with a 5.33 ERA and 46 K in High-A. He is also just 23 but does not show as much promise as Godfrey. Scutaro is very versatile and will definitely help the Blue Jays while GM Billy Beane hopes these relievers, who were probably hand picked by him, can help improve the bullpen.