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Old 05-06-2013, 12:35 PM
Huisj Huisj is offline
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To all who think the Sox will be able to help the rebuilding process through trading a bunch of mediocre players, consider the list of guys they've received in the last decade or so when trying to trade established players for prospects or young guys (with the guys they traded in parentheses):
  • Corey Lee (Herbert Perry trade)
  • Ryan Meaux and Felix Diaz (Kenny Lofton)
  • Byeong Hak An and Frank Francisco (Bob Howry)
  • Neal Cotts and Daylon Holt with Billy Koch (Keith Foulke, Mark Johnson, Joe Valentine)
  • Travis Hinton with Podsednik and Vizcaino (Carlos Lee)
  • Carlos Vasquez and David Aardsma (Neal Cotts)
  • Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez (Freddy Garcia)
  • Andy Sisco (Ross Gload)
  • Jacob Rasner, John Danks, Nick Massett (Brandon McCarthy and David Paisano)
  • Michael Dubee (Tadahito Iguchi)
  • Jon Link (Rob Mackowiak)
  • Wilson Betemit, Jeff Marquez, Jhonny Nunez (Nick Swisher and Kanekoa Texeira)
  • Jon Gilmore, Santos Rodriguez, Tyler Flowers, Brent Lillibridge (Javy Vazquez, Boone Logan)
  • Justin Fuller (Jim Thome)
  • Brandon Hynick (Jose Contreras)
  • Kyle Cofield (Scott Linebrink)
  • Jason Frasor, Zach Stewart (Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen)
  • Jhan Marinez, Osvaldo Martinez (Ozzie Guillen)
  • Nestor Molina (Sergio Santos)
  • Simon Castro, Pedro Hernandez (Carlos Quentin)
  • Daniel Webb, Myles Jaye (Jason Frasor)

I put guys who were not yet established big-leaguers and have contributed something sort of positive in bold.

So, all those trades basically got us Floyd, Danks, Flowers, a year of Cotts, and a little flash of Lillibridge plus some Griffey Jr. (via Nick Massett). That's not much to build around.
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