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BREAKING: @WhiteSox acquire RHP Brett Myers from @Astros for RHP Matt Heidenreich, LHP Blair Walters and a player to be named.
Houston is picking up most of the tab, which seems odd given the return.
the astros are almost all of the rest of his remaining salary for 2 pitchers who aren't on the WS top 10 or even top 20 prospect list. 4 mill is a LOT of money for that.
Thing I learned after looking at the Astros page and seeing they have a reliever named Fernando Rodriguez: There have been six major league players named F. Rodriguez (Felix, Fernando, Francisco, Francisco, Frankie, and Freddy). They're all pitchers and out of 1547 appearances all but 83 were in relief. Freddy made 82 of his 184 appearances as a starter (but he never had a season where he didn't spend at least part of it in the bullpen) and Felix had one start in his second season.
Not that they could have gotten much, if any, more.
i agree that hou should've gotten a bit more, given the $ they're picking up.
2 - i am not understanding the reasoning behind all the "jeff luhnow is certainly among the smartest guys in his peer group" stuff. if peer group means GM. i am extremely skeptical about the "trust the process" stuff because these days, you can't dump your FA for picks, you can't pick up FA for picks and you can't even get higher priced picks. there will be very VERY few compensation picks. why on earth should i have all this faith in jeff luhnow?
the doug glanville penn or the child molesting penn?
Trading Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero for prospects who have a good chance of becoming major leaguers was a smart trade. Bourgeois is back in AAA and Quintero was waived by the Royals.
he hasn't acquired any minor leaguer who is on any top list.
But bbc has a point. The Sox have probably the worst system in baseball ... and you're getting guys who aren't in their top 20 (assuming that's correct). $4 M is a lot for that even if that is a better outcome than becoming Crane's pocket change.
Barring injury, I think he makes the majors, and there is a decent chance he is a solid contributor. Not a star, but someone teams need to have.
Jeff Luhnow is almost certainly among the smartest people in his peer group. He is very aware of advanced analytical techniques.
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