Eyre Traded to Phillies for Schlitter.

The Scott Eyre era is over in Chicago. The Cubs traded left-handed pitcher Scott Eyre to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor-league right-handed pitcher Brian Schlitter (man I like saying his last name).

Not much is known about Schlitter except that he went 4-3 with six saves and a 2.22 ERA (12 ER/48.2 IP) in 34 relief appearances for Single-A Clearwater this season. The righthander has limited opponents to a .213 batting average, including a .211 mark by right-handed hitters and a .216 mark by lefthanders. Schlitter has struck out 58 batters in 48.2 innings, an average of 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings, and has allowed just one home run in the 48.2 frames.

Clearly a move towards the future. Although trading our own to a team we may be facing in the playoffs always seems to haunts the cubs...This seems like a decent move. For Now.

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August 7, 2008 at 4:17 PM

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