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Blue Jays, Astros Complete 10-Player Trade

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 16:  Starting pitcher J.A. Happ # 30 of the Houston Astros throws the ball in the 1st inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 16, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 16: Starting pitcher J.A. Happ # 30 of the Houston Astros throws the ball in the 1st inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 16, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros have completed a 10-player trade, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet:

In the trade, the Blue Jays send seven players to the Astros, including right-hander Francisco Cordero, outfielder Ben Francisco, minor league right-handers Joseph Musgrove and Asher Wojciechowski, minor league left-handers David Rollins, and minor league backstop Carlos Perez along with a player to be named later.

In exchange for this haul of players, the Blue Jays receive right-handed relievers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter along with left-handed starting pitcher J.A. Happ from the Astros.

Buster Olney of ESPN spoke with a talent evaluator who says there are no “game-changers” involved in the trade. He added that Musgrove “is the best of the prospects.”

The Astros will need a starting pitcher to take Happ’s spot in their rotation, and Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle thinks Dallas Keuchel would be “fine rest-wise” to takeover.

On the Blue Jays end, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports notes that the trade finally opens up a spot for former top prospect Travis Snider in Toronto.

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What are your thoughts on this massive trade?

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