Am I reading this right?
Minor league pitcher Jeff Marquez is headed to Chicago in the deal, the source said. It’s uncertain if any other players are involved.
If I were to create a list of bounceback candidates in 2009, Swisher’s name would be among the top. Despite a line drive rate topping 20% for the first time in his career, his BABIP plummeted to .249, by far a career-low. His Isolated Power was around his career norm, and he was as patient as ever at the plate. As long as he is healthy in 2009, Nick Swisher is about as good a bet to bounce back as anyone out there.
But the White Sox dealt him for Jeff Marquez, a 24-year old righty who had a 4.69 ERA with 33Ks and 24BBs in 80 2/3 innings at AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre and whose upside is probably as a long reliever.
What am I missing here?