If Swihart is part of the deal I'm going to be a bit disappointed. They butchered his value this season, and to have him as the third piece in any deal is pretty rough. I still think he's going to be a very, very good player.
EDIT: Nightengale tweeted that he wasn't involved. I am glad for that.
Still evaluating how I feel about this deal. Feels risky to me, but needing Moncada to get Sale isn't crazy, and I'd been advocating selling high on Kopech.
Looks like we get to keep our Swihart, too:
@chriscotillo 22s22 seconds ago Per @ken_Rosenthal and @bnightengale, White Sox getting: Moncada (1), Kopech (5), Basabe (8), Diaz (28) in Red Sox' system.
I'm good with this.
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Wonder which of the extra pitchers in the rotation get traded. We have 4 pitchers for two spots: E-Rod, Wright, Pomeranz and Buchholz. Would seem a waste to put any of them in the bullpen as most of their value are as starters.
Victor Diaz is a RHP who was at Boston's Single-A Greenville. Luis Basabe is a 2B/SS also played at Greenville. Both in Chris Sale deal.
Haha people are still mixing up the Basabe even thou they play for different teams. I'm totally fine with this trade. Moncada and Kopech might be stars but both have a high risk. Basabe and Diaz are no guarantees to make it to the majors as well
Oh sure, stinkin prospects. How many world series did DD win with the tigers again? He sure left the Tigers in great shape, didn't he?
No one is saying that but give the guy some credit he never dealt away one guy who turned into something truly great (in a reasonable time frame) and got elite elite players. Those are the guys you deal for. Chris Sale is a HOF level player and performer. Moncada has pretty large bust potential and while Kopech looks great he has his issues too and Groome is still here. As is our incredibly young nucleus.
Ken Rosenthal @ken_Rosenthal 2m2 minutes ago BREAKING: Sale to #RedSox. Moncada, Kopech and two other prospects to #WhiteSox.
jmei edit: Bob Nightengale ✔ @bnightengale The #WhiteSox will also acquire Basabe and V. Diaz from #RedSox
Ugh! They still have to pay Sale in a couple of years (along with the OF beasts....Xander is another (Boras) story) and I highly doubt Price opts out after 2018. Don't like the trade but at least we upgraded the starting rotation significantly. I would have preferred putting Pomeranz in the deal instead of Kopech. Hopefully, we can trade Pomeranz back to San Diego for Neo.