May 8, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Francisco Cordero (48) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Blue Jays 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Well, this was unexpected. From the official Blue Jays Twitter feed:
Blue Jays complete 10 player trade with Astros. Major Leaguers Happ and Lyon to Toronto, Cordero and Francisco to Astros. Snider recalled— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) July 20, 2012
Jon Paul Morosi has the complete details:
Lyon, Happ, D. Carpenter for Cordero, B. Francisco and 4 minor leaguers (Carlos Perez, Asher Wojciechowski, David Rollins, Joseph Musgrove)— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 20, 2012
I don't really understand this deal. I'm not sure why Toronto is giving up a bunch of minor leaguers for Lyon, who is a free agent after this season; J.A. Happ, who isn't good; and David Carpenter.