The Cubs have traded reliever James Farris to the Colorado Rockies for Eddie Butler.  Butler’s career ERA is 6.50 as Farris’s is only 2.91. Farris has only played in Single A and Double A but the only year he played in Double A he was 1-3 with a 2.75 ERA.Farris also has a career 1.14 WHIP which is great considering Eddie Butler’s WHIP is 1.77! Butler also has a career Win-Loss of 6-16 which is better than Farris’s 4-13. Farris was drafted in the seventh round, which technically makes him less valuable then Butler, who was drafted 46th overall. Even though Farris’s stats are better, remember that those are minor league stats, and Butler’s are major league, where the competition is much harder.

I think that this was a lopsided trade in favor of the Rockies because they got rid of a pitcher they didn’t need and got a young pitcher who could have a bright career in front of him. What are your thoughts on the trade?

Resources:

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/01/eddie-butler-trade-chicago-cubs/

http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/chicago-cubs-trade-for-former-top-pitching-prospect-eddie-butler-020117

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/butleed01.shtml

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=592295#/career/R/pitching/2016/ALL

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