Re: Red Sox about to aquire Hanrahan?
Originally Posted by marcshoe
I wonder if Melancon might return to form away from the mess that was Bobby Valentine.
I don't get them including Brock Holt. Is DeJesus the key?
Looks to me like the Sox dealt three fringe major leaguers/AAAA players and a AA question mark for this year's closer. The Pirates were right to deal Hanrahan, but should have been able to do better. Prices are always inflated for these guys at the deadline when there aren't free agents out there for no talent cost. I think this was a miscalculation by Pittsburgh. Should have gotten one more highly regarded guy at the deadline and left the fringe stuff out of it IMO.
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