Ehh. Saunders is a 3-4 starter at best in the NL WEST. He is striking out more and walking less /9 than ever before. I hear Arizona's stadium has a real nice batter's eye and NL WEST has pitcher's parks like Petco and LA's stadium so that could explain the home/splits. I doubt he will do well against the AL in Camden Yards. Lindstrom is a solid bullpen arm that I would rather have for another year over six starts from a mediocre Joe Saunders. The rotation was fine. Chen has been good all year. Gonzalez has looked great in 6 of 9 starts, kept us in the game in 2 of three bad starts, and blew one open when he had the flu. Tillman has been decent if not better, Britton has looked fantastic in his last two, and Steve Johnson
has been very good in his two starts. Why take a piece out of your fantastic bullpen when your rotation is fine already? I've disagreed over some of DD's trades before(Guthrie) and they turned out to be great. The man is crazy in a good way, so I won't dog this trade just yet.