Giants Acquire Matt Moore from the Rays for Matt Duffy

August 1st, 2016
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The San Francisco Giants pulled off a last-minute blockbuster trade, acquiring pitcher Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays for a package of players including last year's Rookie of the Year runner up Matt Duffy

There's a lot to this trade from both sides. First off, Moore gives the Giants that capable fourth starter to fit in behind Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija

Secondly, the Rays get a tremendous young infielder in Duffy who hit .295 with 12 homers and 77 RBI as a rookie last year. While the 25-year-old infielder has struggled to an extent this season, he's more than capable of being an All-Star caliber performer for Tampa Bay moving forward. 

As it relates to Moore, the former All-Star is also in the midst of a down season. He's posted a 7-7 record with a 4.08 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 21 starts. 

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