Word from Ken Rosenthal is that Brandon Morrow has been traded to the Blue Jays for RHP Brandon League and an unknown prospect. League is a good late innings guy, so he should be nice to have, but there’s absolutely no way to make any real judgments on this deal until we have an inkling as to who the prospect is. More info as it becomes available.
Edit, 9:26 PM: The name being thrown around right now is JP Arencibia. He’s a 23 year old catcher, and he’s not all that special. If it is just him and League for Morrow, this trade confuses me a little bit. I don’t see why we’d need both Arencibia and Moore, so if he in fact is part of the trade, I’d expect us to flip him – Moore is better anyway.
Edit, Tuesday: So what it’s looking like now is that it’s Johermyn Chavez – a big outfielder who fits the Wladimir Balentien mold. If this is really all the trade is, just Morrow for League and Chavez, I’m a little bit baffled. Don’t really see the point. I guess every move can’t be brilliant.