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The Benson Trade, What it means

The Benson Trade, What it means

Kris Benson wanted to go to New York. He wanted to work out of the same rotation as friend and boyhood hero Tom Glavine. He wanted to have a chance for the first time in his career to pitch down the stretch for a contender in the pennant race.

He got everything he could have wished for Friday when the Pittsburgh Pirates sent the 29-year-old right-hander and Double-A second baseman Jeff Keppinger to Flushing for Mets third baseman Ty Wiggington, minor-league right-hander Matt Peterson and infielder Jose Bautista. "He's certainly a talented guy who came into the industry with high expectations and they probably didn't play out the way...

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