Blue Jays Bring In Bullpen Arm in Trade with Mets

 It was obvious that the Toronto Blue Jays were on the lookout for bullpen help. Their relief staff has been woefully bad in recent weeks, single-handedly costing them more games than manager Charlie Montoyo would care to count.  Finally, a move has been made, as the Jays have swapped right-handers with the New York Mets. But it might be a bit early for Jays' fans to plan the parade route. 

The Blue Jays have acquired 31-year-old Mets' reliever Jacob Barnes, in exchange for 24-year-old minor league starter Troy Miller. 

Mets' fans who are familiar with Barnes from his 19 appearances for them this season sum it up this way for Jays' fans:

Umm, so yeah. You can have him, Jays fans, is the general idea. 

Barnes owns a 6.27 ERA with two saves this season with the Mets, and has spent parts of 6 seasons in the majors, compiling a career 4.53 ERA. 

Heading the other way is minor league starter Troy Miller. He had made 6 starts between High-A and Double-A this season, with a combined 3-2 record and 4.93 ERA. 

Toronto fans will be hoping that this won't be the last move GM Ross Atkins makes for the beleaguered Blue Jays bullpen.

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