Travis Snider is moving on from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates need an outfielder so they have traded Brad Lincoln back to the Blue Jays. This should be a move that helps both teams in the long run.
Travis Snider is a young power hitting oufielder, which is what the Pirates need. Lincoln is a young pitcher, which is exactly what the Jays need. This is a perfect deal for both sides. Each team gets what they want by giving up something that they had in surplus.
This move should help the Pirates continue to contend for a playoff spot. This move should also help them in the future as they get a guy who could become a potential star for the team in the long run. They now have a couple of very good outfielders and that could easily morph into the strength of the team for the long run.
Travis Snider has struggled a bit early in his career but he is slowly starting to turn it on. If he can continue to improve, he is going to be a great player for many years to come. The Pirates have had pitching but the offense has always trailed behind. By adding a guy like Snider, they are certainly trying to avoid the offense holding them back any longer.
This is just one of many moves that is going to come in the next 15 hours or so. If you want to get better for the playoff push, you have to make your move now.