Analysis of the Aki Iwamura acquisition

 

By John Perrotto Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington summed up the trade pretty well when he was asked why he dealt reliever Jesse Chavez to the Tampa Bay Rays for second baseman Aki Iwamura on Tuesday. “It’s a lot easier to replace 60 innings of relief than 600 plate appearances,” Huntington said.