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It didn’t take long to find out who the Mets received when they traded Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers. The team announced that reliever Jacob Rhame was the mystery man.

The Dodgers drafted Rhame in the sixth round in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Ranked No. 28 in the Dodgers’ system according to, Rhame has shown potential. The man is going through some struggles however. The 24-year old had a 4.31 ERA with 55 strikeouts for the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate in the Pacific Coast League this season. In 210 games in the minor leagues, he has thrown 306 strikeouts in 255 innings. He also has 29 saves, a 10-18 record and a 3.11 ERA.

By all accounts, there is room for improvement. A different atmosphere may just do the trick.

Rhame is the type of player Sandy Alderson has been going after during the past month. He has a fastball that ranges from low to high 90’s. It appears he has control of his pitches, which is something fans, scouts and the Mets will be looking to see if he can maintain. Alderson traded Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce and Addison Reed for relief help. The true test in these deals is to see how they progress over time. In baseball, nothing is certain, and that is why these players, even Rhame, are going to be monitored closely.

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Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.

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