Post by stevedillard on Dec 6, 2016 9:06:42 GMT -5
I think it is telling that my first reaction is that DD will be overpaying on prospects. He just seems to care little about preserving them/winning a trade when he makes up his mind on filling a need. I hope I'm wrong.
This reminds me of the Kimbrel trade, in that why are those extra pieces moving in only one direction? Dubon and Shaw should've been plenty to get Thornberg - if they're going to hold it up for Pennington, get another piece coming back that your scouts like as well.
I feel like this is a lot to give up for a reliever, especially one with a relatively short track record of success. Having said that, I'm not going to lose sleep over anybody we gave up. Two low-ceiling prospects and a 3B who had lost his job down the stretch last year (though he 'won' it back when Moncada clearly wasn't ready yet).
I'm watching that 3B position with some concern right now though.
Probably an overpay, but it's not like the Sox are giving up any huge pieces. I just hope he doesn't end up like one of the many relievers who came to Boston and then got hurt or played terribly (Bailey, Melancon, Hanrahan, Smith.)
Anyone else feel like this is a player too much (Pennington + Doubon or Shaw seems right). Seems like lot for a reliever, esp one who has had elbow issues in the past.
No I don't. Dubon is the only player who I really think about in this package. We saw what Shaw is and it's very replaceable and Pennington is not a player you consider holding up a deal for a guy if you really like him. Hard straight fastballs get eaten for lunch.