ARodsACyssy has agreed to trade outfielder Jermaine Dye and Justin Verlander to the Baby Gorilla's for starting pitcher Jon Lester. This has been the second trade between these two teams this month, and an already active market keeps getting more active.
After 3 weeks of play, ARodsACyssy has gone 8-10 and posted a 5.83 ERA. With the Lester pickup, Mr. 3000 is looking to stabilize a rocky pitching rotation.
"Our team is reeling near the bottom and it was time to mix things up a bit", said ARodsACyssy owner Mr. 3000, "We view Lester as the top left handed pitcher in the league and we had to give up talent to get him".
Giving up Lester so easily may have come as a surprise to baseball pundits, and Gorilla GM PG has acknowledged as much. "It's certainly a gamble, Justin hasn't been the most consistent pitcher recently", said PG, "But I've always liked his style and firmly believe he's going to turn things around this season. We have a lot of faith in him".
In addition to obtaining Verlander, the Gorilla's picked up outfielder Jermaine Dye, who is currently hitting .295 with 6 home runs and 13 runs batted in. Dye looks to platoon with a struggling Chris Young, who has stumbled out of the gate with a .207 batting average, 2 home runs, and only 2 stolen bases.
"With Vlad out, we needed someone to come in and provide some power", added PG, "Our production has waned in the past two weeks and we needed to address that. If Dye continues to produce, he'll see the field. If Chris Young produces, he'll see more at bats. Make no mistake about it, gentleman, this will be a competition".