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August 1, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Padres Trade for Ian Kennedy

by R.J. Anderson


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Acquired LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites, and a compensatory draft pick from the Padres for RHP Ian Kennedy. [7/31]

Kevin Towers does a few things better than most other general managers, including—though not limited to—making surprise trades, drawing strong reactions, and piecing together good bullpens. By trading Kennedy to a division rival, Towers has accomplished those three things and more.

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