Post by theghostofjoecronin on Jul 14, 2016 17:11:08 GMT -5
Well that means they must have struck a deal with Groome, otherwise I don't think they would part ways with Espinoza. I really wanted the Sox to trade for Pomeranz who I think can sustain his recent breakout based on what I've read of him. High K% to go along with a high GB%, I'd say Mr. Pomeranz will fit quite nicely here at Fenway Park.
Where did you hear Espinoza? With Groome and Kopech, and more advanced, Espinoza is technically "blocked" (though I hate that word).
Are you serious? WTF troll.
I'm just saying, what now seems obvious, Devers would not get the deal done. Moncada, Benny, Groome, Kopech are all untradeable. Who does that leave? Only Espinoza. (or no deal, which we all would have very much preferred, I get that.)
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2016 17:12:51 GMT -5 by deepjohn
I'm just saying, what now seems obviousl, Devers would not get the deal done. Moncada, Benny, Groome, Kopech are all untradeable. Who does that leave? Only Espinoza. (or no deal, which we all would have very much preferred, I get that.)
Post by freddysthefuture2003 on Jul 14, 2016 17:14:21 GMT -5
Called it in March in the fears thread. My UTR fear is that ownership, hellbent on a David Ortiz fairy tale ending, wildly over spends at the deadline giving up 2 or 3 top 7 prospects and all that comes of it is a play in game loss.
All you people clamoring for a "cost controlled pitcher" - you got what you wanted.
We've known for a long time the price would be steep.
Just imagine if we gave up Moncada, Benintendi, Espinoza, and Kopech for Fernandez or Sale. It's a steep price to pay for true aces, so to only give up one of the 4 (who is a couple years away at least) is not terrible considering someone like Pomeranz can be had for cheap money for a few years and potentially pitch just as well as someone who would be triple the price in terms of giving up top prospects.