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Mets Trade Angel Pagan To Giants For Andres Torres, Ramon Ramirez

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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.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the completion of the deal; however, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News first reported the trade proposal.

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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