Does anyone with a little time on their hands want to research the value that relief pitchers bring back at the trade deadline? I keep trying to look at this for a fanpost, but I just never have any time. I think it would be pretty interesting to see what we could get back for parts of our bullpen this year. The two trades last year that I started to look at were the Mike Adams trade to Texas that got Robbie Erlin and Jeff Weiland for San Diego, and the Colby Rasmus monster trade between the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and White Sox that was mostly relivers and Edwin Jackson. Obviously none of our relievers alone is anywhere near as valuable as Mike Adams was, but with a package of relievers and little else it seems like some teams would be willing to throw away some top prospects.
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