Originally Posted by JB98
Even if Crain was healthy at the trade deadline, no team was going to give the Sox a bounty of prospects for two or three months of Jesse Crain. The deal is still a win for the Sox because Tampa Bay is paying Crain to not pitch, while the Sox are not.
I think it is a loss for both teams. Tampa lost the money and a reliever and the Sox lost the chance at getting a decent prospect as part of their rebuild.