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August 22, 2020

Red Sox

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Pivetta 27 Majors SP Medium 3.2 7.6 2.8 4.8 3.8 4.8 5.8
Seabold Minors RHP 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4

Phillies

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Hembree 31 Majors RHRP Medium 1.2 6.4 2.7 3.7 3 3.7 4.4
Workman 31 Majors RHRP Low 0.2 2.9 0.6 2.3 1.8 2.3 2.8
Cash Minors 1
10 Comments
    • John Bitzer

      Thanks for posting. Cash amount is officially 0.8, according to Rosenthal. This one is one falls within our typical margin range.

      I can’t help but wonder, though, if the Red Sox could have held out for a better package for these two. Pivetta is a starter, yes, which they need, but he’s a back-end starter who hasn’t found much success. Seabold is a low-rated prospect who is Rule-5 eligible this year, and so must be added to Boston’s 40-man roster or they risk losing him. I mean, it’s a fair deal on paper, but fairly unexciting.

      • Kevin Chen

        They could theoretically have held out for a better 2nd piece, but maybe those chips just aren’t that much in high demand if they had to eat cash just for a pedestrian return.

        • John Bitzer

          There’s always that possibility, yes. It’s true that neither of those former Boston relievers is a huge needle mover.

        • Will M

          It’s possible demand might be limited because teams know the postseason might be cancelled

      • Will M

        I like this deal for Boston. Pivetta is a wild card but he should get a good opportunity in Boston. Seabold is somewhat limited and unexciting, but at least goes to a team that’s been using a Chris Mazza as a starter.

        So I had a deal on these boards with Workman and another reliever for a Pivetta package. Did I win?;)

        • Sean Ricky-Bobby

          I really like this deal fro Boston too. One month of Workman I think wasn’t going to be netting a big haul and Hembree wouldn’t net anything special on his own. Pivetta is a super interesting mlb ready piece that can soak up MLB innings this year while they tinker with his pitch mix and mechanics which Philly isnt in a position to let him do. Seabold is sneaky could potentially be a swing-6th starter- follower type and if Bloom is building the team into a high budget Rays interesting arms will be put into situations to help maximize potential. He has had great results in the minors and sounds like a guy that could have seen his stock rise with a strong 2020.

      • Erik Jager

        Why the Red Sox didn’t go for Medina or Morales? Throw in Pillar or Moreland with a little more cash. Bloom’s Mookie deal seems like an awesome mover, but this deal+his draft were highly questionable. Maybe Bloom’s wants so bad that the Red Sox get a top five pick. The Red Sox have only got three top five pick since 1965.. They need a stud pitching proscepts for their future. Buying free agents pitching isn’t good thing for a GM’s career .

        • Kevin Chen

          The most likely explanation is that the Phillies weren’t willing to give up either of them for back end rentals. Whatever Bloom got for these guys isn’t going to make or break his career.

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