Alex Torres was traded today to the Mets for Cory Mazzoni. Torres is the guy that wears the enormous protective hat while pitching and sometimes when he's having a bad hair day. He's also that guy that Mets legend Keith Hernandez thinks is scared and should get a dog because he wears a large hat. Shhh, don't ask questions it all makes perfect sense to Keith.
The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later from the New York Mets in exchange for left-handed pitcher Alex Torres. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.
A.J. Preller picking up another right handed player, you don't say?
Mazzoni, who could pitch in a Cactus League game this week, likely will open the season in Triple-A El Paso's rotation. He brings four pitches, three of which the Padres grade as plus offerings.
"He's got a pretty big fastball, very good slider and then a change-up that's probably above-average as well, in our scouts' estimation," Padres Assistant General Manager Josh Stein said. "He has the ability to get right-handers and left-handers out, someone we think has a starter's repertoire."
Noticeably absent is any mention of Mazzoni's hat size.
While talking to our buddy Wonko, he made some thoughtful comments that bear repeating: