Joel Hanrahan was placed on the disabled list in Boston yesterday with right forearm tightness. I've pointed out in the past that the Hanrahan trade is looking good, simply because of how Hanrahan's value has plummeted, Mark Melancon has rebounded to a top reliever, and Stolmy Pimentel has gotten off to a great start in Altoona. The fact that the Pirates got four years of Melancon for one year of Hanrahan tips the trade in their favor. Not only do they have a better reliever this year, but they have that reliever for three more years, and they saved $7 M, which allowed them to sign Francisco Liriano. When you add Stolmy Pimentel to the mix, the trade only looks better.
But what about the other two players in the deal? Melancon has been a huge success so far in the bullpen, and Pimentel ...
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