The Revs released LHP Zac Cline (0-2, 7.62 ERA) and acquired LHP Kris Regas (0-0, 4.26 ERA) in a trade with Lancaster for future considerations.
Cline had the highest ERA on the Revs roster. Regas has held opponents to a .233 batting average in 29 appearances.
The big question is why would Lancaster help a team it will probably be facing in the playoffs before the end of the month?
This question comes up several times every season. Under Opening Day Partners ownership, player procurement officials have and continue to move players to other teams in order to place players in a better situation. If that means a player will be shipped off to a rival, ODP has completed the deal. And in this case, I think it’s safe to assume Lancaster’s Butch Hobson will make his team stronger. Lancaster has the benefit of having Hobson — one of the best connected managers in the league — looking out for the Barnstormers.