In a deadline day filled with many moves, the Toronto Blue Jays made a big one in acquiring Scott Feldman from the Houston Astros. In return, they give up a minor league right hander, Guadalupe Chavez. For the Blue Jays, their deadline deals don’t quite match-up to the deals of last year, but Scott Feldman should be a pretty productive return. Given he is going to be a two or three month rental at best, the cost wasn’t too high. Scott Feldman is in the final year of a three-year, $30 million contract.
Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Scott Feldman
Last year’s trade deadline ended up with the Blue Jays landing David Price and Troy Tulowitzki. The 2016 Trade Deadline was not necessarily as “high profile,” but has yielded some good returns. The acquisition of Scott Feldman, along with Mike Bolsinger, Francisco Liriano, and a couple second and third tier prospects should prove to be productive for the Blue Jays. Scott Feldman, however, could make the biggest impact. Feldman could end up in the starting rotation, after being used as a spot starter and reliever in Houston.
Feldman spent his first eight years as a member of the Texas Rangers. His best season over that time was in 2009 where he won seventeen games. In 2013, he made fifteen starts for the Chicago Cubs, before being involved in a deadline deal to the Baltimore Orioles. In Baltimore, he only went 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA in fifteen starts. That off-season, he signed a three-year $30 Million contract with the Houston Astros. In 2014, he went 8-12 with a 3.74 ERA. Last season he only made eighteen appearances, but went 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA. Currently, Feldman boasts a 5-3 record with an ERA of 2.9 and a WHIP of 1.2.