Diamondbacks deal Joakim Soria to Toronto Blue Jays
In a rather boring trade deadline for the Arizona Diamondbacks, besides the Lawler news, they made only one trade today. Now, fans and reporters were expecting the D-backs to trade a lot more away. There’s no word yet as to why they only dealt the one player. However, that one player is relief pitcher Joakim Soria. He was sent to the Blue Jays. This was one of the wildest trade deadlines for the entire MLB.
Diamondbacks Trade Details
Soria played in 31 games with the Diamondbacks posting a 4.30 ERA, 6 saves, and a 1.33 WHIP. He started off rough with the Diamondbacks giving up four runs in his first four appearances. However, in his last 15 appearances, he’s given up only four runs in 14 1/3 innings. He also has collected six saves in that time. Soria also posted 31 strikeouts to only 8 walks in 29 1/3 innings this season.
Soria, from Mexico but calls AZ home, was owed roughly 1.27 Million dollars through the rest of the year. The Blue Jays are covering the entirety of that. The D-backs are getting two players to be named later prospects. These are usually determined at a later date. How good the prospects are usually depends on how good the player does for the new team. In this case, this is Joakim Soria.
In my opinion, the Diamondbacks got the best they could for Soria. He has been a great reliever for many years. However, he is a rental and no longer a top reliever like he was in his younger days. The fact the D-backs are getting two prospects from a top Minor League like the Blue Jays had is a great return.
Til next time,
May the Force be with You…