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Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#1 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:22 pm

This package better be great. Only name I've read so far is Josh Pennington.

Other names I'm seeing now are Mauricio Dubon and Travis Shaw.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#2 » by ReasonablySober » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:33 pm

Quick look at it and the deal seems like a good one. Milwaukee gets their new 3B in Shaw, and two high performing A-Ball guys at SS and SP.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#3 » by crkone » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:36 pm

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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#4 » by MickeyDavis » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:42 pm

First impression is good trade.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#5 » by Sky Bucks » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:44 pm

Ill wait to judge until its official
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#6 » by WeekapaugGroove » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:55 pm

Seems like a decent deal. Dubon looks like a decent prospect and Pennington gives the another hard throwing minor league arm. Shaw is kind of meh but he's a left handed bat and under control for a while.

LOVE that this means Villar is going to be at 2nd base. Also love the idea of striking while Thornburgs value is hot. Dude was great last year but with his injury history he's the type of asset that can go poof with one throw.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#7 » by LUKE23 » Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:55 pm

Assuming Shaw and Perez platoon since Shaw can't hit lefties?
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#8 » by Sky Bucks » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:03 pm

Trade Braun please
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#9 » by MickeyDavis » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:06 pm

Braun will most likely be traded. But if Stearns doesn't think there is a good deal on the table now I'm fine with holding onto him and trading him at some point during the season. I want him traded but not given away.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#10 » by Turk Nowitzki » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:14 pm

Seems fine, I'm more than ok with moving Thornburg. I just dont trust him to stay healthy and repeat last season.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#11 » by Thunder Muscle » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:14 pm

I'm okay with this. Thornburg has had injury issues so if you can pick up a few prospects and maybe a 3B, why not.

I guess the only thing is TT couldve maybe raised his value even more if he had a strong first half as a closer. But still fine with it.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#12 » by Sky Bucks » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:14 pm

MickeyDavis wrote:Braun will most likely be traded. But if Stearns doesn't think there is a good deal on the table now I'm fine with holding onto him and trading him at some point during the season. I want him traded but not given away.

Doesn't his 10-5 rights kick in this season? That puts a big hurdle in any deal after this offseason
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#13 » by jakecronus8 » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:27 pm

I'm not exactly thrilled. Feel like we could have gotten a better prospect if we consolidated. Don't understand this package. We didn't even get a top 10 guy from them for one of the best relievers in baseball.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#14 » by coolhandluke121 » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:31 pm

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MickeyDavis wrote:Braun will most likely be traded. But if Stearns doesn't think there is a good deal on the table now I'm fine with holding onto him and trading him at some point during the season. I want him traded but not given away.

Doesn't his 10-5 rights kick in this season? That puts a big hurdle in any deal after this offseason


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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#15 » by Turk Nowitzki » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:34 pm

Very curious to know more about why Stearns coveted Shaw. I've never seen him play but nothing he's done in the minors or majors stands out to me as being particularly good. His 2nd half last year was downright terrible.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#16 » by crkone » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:41 pm

Turk Nowitzki wrote:Very curious to know more about why Stearns coveted Shaw. I've never seen him play but nothing he's done in the minors or majors stands out to me as being particularly good. His 2nd half last year was downright terrible.



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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#17 » by Turk Nowitzki » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:42 pm

Seems like Dubon could be the real prize here. He put up some great numbers in AA last year.
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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#18 » by crkone » Tue Dec 6, 2016 3:48 pm

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2016/07/21/red-sox-gamble-josh-pennington-paying-off/Eh4iWqh19973WvhFor1xCP/story.html

“I’m reading the game report. I’m thinking, ‘OK, 11 months off the surgery, give me 87 or 88 [m.p.h. on the fastball] and I’ll be happy,’ ” Fagnant recalled. “I’m reading 94-96, and I’m thinking, ‘This is the same guy?’ Every game report I check now, it’s 96-99. It’s unbelievable.”

Pennington is opening eyes with the Lowell Spinners. In six starts in the Low A New York-Penn League, he’s 2-0 with a 1.67 ERA, 26 strikeouts, and 12 walks in 27 innings.

A curveball that he could spin well in high school flashes the potential to get swings and misses.

A National League scout raved about Pennington’s quick arm and power stuff, seeing the potential for a mid-rotation starter or late-inning reliever. He has quickly emerged as one of the better pitching prospects in the Sox organization, a startlingly rapid rise for a player drafted in the 29th round.

“Every scout you’ll ever talk to, that’s where you’re happiest. That’s the most rewarding, the lower-round guy who gets there,” said Fagnant.


He's got some upside too.

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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#19 » by skones » Tue Dec 6, 2016 4:07 pm

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Turk Nowitzki wrote:Very curious to know more about why Stearns coveted Shaw. I've never seen him play but nothing he's done in the minors or majors stands out to me as being particularly good. His 2nd half last year was downright terrible.



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Re: Trade: Thornburg to Boston 

Post#20 » by ArodpwnsFavre » Tue Dec 6, 2016 4:41 pm

Like this trade. Keep on stockpiling. Next up Braun and scoots.

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