"This trade finally gives this franchise the ace pitcher it severely lacked. We obviously are making a push to get into the playoffs and if we do make it, having Kordell as our #1 should help us out tremendously. Its tough to lose Felix Turner, but we feel Jamie Faulk will help lessen the blow to the offense, while being an upgrade defensively."
So far, the deal is not reaping dividends for the Birds: Becker is 0-2, 6.19 and Faulk is hitting just .200 in 65 AB's. It's a mixed review on the Rays' end: Hutton has been knocked around to the tune of a 7.53 ERA, but Turner has contributed 18 RBI in 16 games.