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#1 Blake


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:13 PM

Not sure how this trade impacts the Central this year but thought I'd put it up.

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The White Sox, Kansas City and L.A. Dodgers have completed a three-team, five-player trade, with the Sox acquiring LHP Luis Avilán, RHP Joakim Soria and cash considerations from the Dodgers in exchange for minor-league INF Jake Peter. The Dodgers acquired Soria and LHP Scott Alexander from K.C. in return for INF Erick Mejia and RHP Trevor Oaks.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

Soria is owed $9M plus incentives.Avilan is on his 3rd arbitration year.So they took about $12 or so million salary minus the cash ($1) they got.I don't think that they had to give any players away, so it seems that they took salary.


Nutty trade for a rebuilding team, but that's the Sux


Seems like the Royals are trying to cut cost here to sign Hosmer

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#3 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:23 PM

Sox will deal them at the deadline
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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:36 PM


Sox will deal them at the deadline


This... they gave up a non prospect to pick up a couple guys with the hope that they can flip one or both at the deadline. Not a bad move.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:07 PM

Interesting, thank you for the information and insight.

#6 biggentleben


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:32 PM

Great trade for the Dodgers. Alexander is a great get for them. Avilan is, well, not good.


Very odd move for either of the other teams involved.

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