A good young reliever in Jordan Walden. Would have thought the haul would have been better, but I guess the rest of the league is just as wary of Hanson's shoulder problems, velocity decline, and mechanics as we were.
I like it. We all know Hanson has been on the decline since his rookie year and those arm issues were dangerous for a guy who was clearly in the mood to get paid via Boras. (Remember him whining about not making the Super 2 cut?). The rest of the league probably knew what was up with him and wouldn't bite when Wren called. Walden is a good arm and slots in as the new set-up man, or behind Gearrin as the 2nd RH guy. If our offense didn't keep bailing Tommy out in his mediocre starts, he was going to end up getting removed from the rotation like Jurrjens.