NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Angel Pagan #16 of the New York Mets celebrates scoring the game tying run in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on September 11, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The New York Mets are trading center fielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for center fielder Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez, a right-handed reliever. The move comes minutes after the Mets agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jon Rauch.
The Mets were looking to bolster their bullpen, and they traded Pagan who they believed needed a change of scenery. Ramirez will be a seventh inning guy, who proved to be a quality reliever the past couple of years. But, the best part for the Mets and their fans, could be these relievers can be flipped at the trade deadline for prospects - as noted by Josh Smolow of Beyond the Box Score.
On the other hand, the Giants were looking to free up some cash to make other moves - likely another trade. If the Giants decide to tender Angel Pagan a contract, they'll be looking at a crowded outfield featuring Melky Cabrera, Brandon Belt, Nate Schierholtz, Aubrey Huff.
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