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Burke Badenhop traded to Rays

Posted on: December 12, 2011 7:05 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 7:24 pm
By Matt Snyder

The two teams from Florida have completed a trade, sending right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop from Miami to Tampa Bay, the Rays announced on Twitter. The Marlins get minor-league catcher Jake Jefferies in return.

Hot Stove Season
The move feels vintage Andrew Friedman, the Rays' executive who seems to have a knack for grabbing relievers on the cheap and having them come through with a good season. Kyle Farnsworth last season is a great example, just as Joaquin Benoit (2010) and several others have been in the past four years.

Badenhop, 28, had a 4.10 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 63 2/3 innings last season for the Marlins. Sabermetric stats showed he pitched much better than those numbers and suffered from bad fortune. His FIP was 2.95 and BABIP allowed was a high .327. So if things regress to the norm, Badenhop's numbers will come down.

Also, he is very cheap. He'll likely make between $1 million and $2 million bucks through arbitration each of the next two seasons before hitting free agency.

Jefferies, 24, hit just .238/.282/.327 with two home runs in 242 plate appearances between High-A and Double-A. He was a third round pick in the 2008 draft.

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:29 pm

Burke Badenhop traded to Rays

Also he pitched in a pitcher-friendly park. In the American league he is going to get roasted by teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, and there being no DH.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:28 pm

Burke Badenhop traded to Rays

Yeah you keep thinking that. Burke Badenhop's stats don't show the big picture. The guy is plain lousy. It is about dam time they got rid of him. He is all or nothing and you don't want him in a late-inning pressure situation, because he will get bombed over and over again. Good luck with this headcase.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:29 pm

Burke Badenhop traded to Rays

This is an absolutely amazing deal that the Tampa Bay Rays have made.
They get another younger, right handed pitcher who has the ability to shine in an already favored pitching staff.

If you look at the numbers you can compare Burke Badenhop to the likes of, well, I'm not sure.

Ah nevermind! 

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