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The Blue Jays send Kevin Comer to Houston to complete that gigantic trade

Aug 16, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT

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Back in July the Blue Jays and the Astros struck a deal involving ten players. It was one of the larger trades you’ll ever see while also containing among the least amount of talent tonnage you’ll ever see.  Classic sound and fury kind of deal.

The best player in the deal at the time it was announced was The Player to Be Named Later.  He’s been around the league a long time and knows how to play the game the right way. Every team out there has sought The Player to Be Named Later at one time or another. His reputation is that good.

But now he’s been swapped out for an actual player: Kevin Comer, a right-handed pitching prospect the Jays drafted in the second round in 2011. He’s only been in rookie ball so far, having pitched ten games.  He’s a marginal prospect at best now, but he did manage to handle the hard-partying nightlife of Bluefield, West Virginia so far, so that’s something.

  1. kkolchak - Aug 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    “Classic sound and fury kind of deal.”

    In my fantasy football league we call that “rosterbation.” :D

  2. ningenito78 - Aug 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    but he did manage to handle the hard-partying nightlife of Bluefield, West Virginia so far, so that’s something.

    Ha.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Aug 16, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    I initially read this as “The Blue Jays send Kevin Costner to Houston to complete gigantic trade”.

    • kkolchak - Aug 16, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      Costner could probably play catcher for the Astros at this point. :D

  4. timb12 - Aug 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Those player to be named jokes always kill.

  5. gloccamorra - Aug 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Actually, Comer was a 2011 second round (#57) high school pick with a plus fastball and a hard breaking curve. He’s likely going to take awhile, probably 4-5 years, but has a relatively high ceiling. He’s a good gamble if you have time to wait for him to develop, and the Astros definitely have the time to wait.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM

      Compensation round rather than second round. He signed late so he did not pitch in the minors last year. Like mist high school pitchers from the northeast, he will need time to develop; however, as “(how are things in) gloccamorra” stated, he does have a higher ceiling than the other young pitchers in the trade.

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