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Old 07-12-2013, 10:39 PM
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Default Thornton to Boston

For Brandon Jacobs, the outfielder not the running back.

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:41 PM
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Ahhh...read his prospect report from a website.
High power potential. Lacks defensive skill.

Sounds like a White Sox player to me! Suit him up!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:42 PM
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#11 ranked player in Boston's system. Great value for Matt Thronton.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:44 PM
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I'm just happy I don't have to think about how much money he makes while he's blowing games anymore.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:48 PM
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Jacobs will never see the show.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:59 PM
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What do you know, he favored football over baseball.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:01 PM
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Don't really know anything about Jacobs. Is this a good trade?
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:02 PM
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Jacobs will never see the show.
It's possible. He does have a power bat and LF is where you hide below average defense. 4 years in A ball doesn't help his case. I wonder if his upside is a cheaper version of Viciedo. Similar low OBP, high K minor league numbers.

Seems an underwhelming return, but Thornton has been poor for a while now.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:04 PM
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Thornton doesn't have much trade value with his contract. He's overpaid and has been pretty meh this year.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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And it begins!

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:10 PM
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#11 ranked player in Boston's system. Great value for Matt Thronton.
#11 prospect with Boston makes him about #5 with the Sox. Makes the trade look better!
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:15 PM
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Got some speed too, stole 30 bases last season.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:17 PM
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I really think that this is a salary dump more than anything else.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:39 PM
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The one hope we have is Jacobs is 22 and may have a future. Thornton is 37 and doesn't.
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I really think that this is a salary dump more than anything else.
If I'm reading it correctly it sounds like the Sox actually gave up money?
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