Saturday, November 14, 2015
Now I'm not about to slam the Boston Red Sox for the move they made, but I am surprised that the Sox made it. Don't know what I mean? Check this out.
Yesterday we got word that the Sox traded for Craig Kimbrel. In return, the Sox gave up 4 prospects. According to ESPN, "Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for the Padres this season, spent the first five years of his career with the Atlanta Braves before they traded him to San Diego on the eve of the 2015 regular season. The Red Sox assumed $25 million remaining on Kimbrel's contract but have him under control for up to three more seasons....The Padres received outfielder Manuel Margot, infielders Javier Guerra and Carlos Asuaje, and left-hander Logan Allen.
(In Photo: Manuel Margot)
Only Asuaje and Margot made it as high as Double-A last season."
Now look, I don't know much about those prospects, but being retrained as a Yankee fan and not giving up the farm like we have recently and actually watching our prospects blossom, I was just surprised the Sox give up so much. Maybe it's a good idea, especially because the Sox haven't been too good lately, but obviously new GM Dave Dombrowski want's to make a big splash.
And so I ask fellow BYB Hub charter member, Section 36. Is this is a good move? I mean yes, Kimbrel is a great player, I'd love him on the Yankees, but is it worth it giving up you farm system?
Respond soon, we're looking forward to it.
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