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Rox Wheel and Deal: Trade Slowey for Putnam

Last month the Colorado Rockies acquired right-handed starter Kevin Slowey from the Minnesota Twins and slotted him in the back end of the rotation. Slowey is once again changing teams—and going back to the AL Central—as the Rockies agreed to send him to Cleveland today along with $1.25 million in exchange for RHP Zach Putnam. 

No party involved with this trade is happier than Kevin Slowey likely is right now. Slowey is a solid mid-rotation pitcher with decent stuff and excellent strikeout-to-walk ratios, but he is an exaggerated fly ball pitcher and his style simply wouldn't have worked out well pitching every five days in Coors Field. The Cleveland Indians have coveted Slowey for some time and are especially happy to...

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