D-Backs trade for Brad Ziegler

In order to get Ziegler, the D-Backs had to trade Brandon Allen and Jordan Norberto. I gotta say, I like this deal for Oakland.

Ziegler is an okay relief pitcher. He is 32 years old and nothing special. Will he help Arizona more than Allen down the stretch? Maybe. But overall, I love Oakland a lot more in this trade.

Brandon Allen is 25 already and no longer a prospect, but the man can hit. He has never really been given a true chance to succeed, and maybe that’s because his teams know something about him that we don’t know. But he has legit power with insane walk rates. In 2010 between AAA and Arizona, his BB% was over 17%.  The same goes for this year as well. Norberto is just a filler.

So yeah, maybe Allen really isn’t anything special. But I will take the everyday position player with potential over the average reliever.

Explore posts in the same categories: All Posts, Baseball general

Tags: , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: