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November 15, 2016

Transaction Analysis

Cobb County for Old Men

by Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood



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Signed RHP Jesse Chavez to a one-year, $5.75 million contract. [11/11]

Chavez had a good thing going in Oakland: he’d start the season off as a pretty effective starting pitcher before fading hard in the second half. But no matter what, the well-traveled right-hander never managed to put together a full season as a starter after years of bopping back and forth between the rotation and the ‘pen. In 2016, the Blue Jays acquired him and stuck him back in the bullpen, where he was much the same pitcher he always was as a reliever: strikeouts and dingers aplenty, combining to make him something like a replacement-level reliever.

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