Friday, December 18, 2015
IT'S OFFICIAL: CHISOX LAND FRAZIER IN A 3 WAY DEAL
We wanted to wait until we got official word on that Todd Frazier trade from the other day. Well, it's complete and here you have it...
Todd Frazier is packing his bags in Cincinnati and heading to the Chicago’s South Side. The White Sox landed the third baseman as part of a three-way trade with the Reds and the Dodgers.
In exchange for Frazier, the Sox deal second baseman Micah Johnson, outfielder Trayce Thompson, and pitcher Frankie Montas to the Dodgers.
(In Photo: Jose Peraza)
The Dodgers are sending infielder Jose Peraza and outfielders Scott Scheduler and Brandon Dixon to the Reds.
David Schoenfield at ESPN notes that the acquisition of Frazier (who hit .255 with 35 home runs) gives the Sox an upgrade at the hot corner:
“In the end, the White Sox -- as they do -- decided to try and compete in 2016, trying to build around Chris Sale and Jose Abreu while they are in their primes. Frazier and Lawrie aren't necessarily solutions to their OBP issues (second-worst in the American League) but should provide more power to a lineup that ranked last in the AL in home runs and runs.”
The Dodgers add three young prospects to their roster and are again see their cup overrun with outfielders with the addition of Thompson. With Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier perpetually on the trade block, the boys in blue could finally dump some contract-heavy baggage this off-season.
--Alexis Garcia, BYB's "Eye on MLB" Columnist &
Los Angeles Dodger fan
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