2023 Red Sox In Season Trade News and Discussion

LogansDad

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Yesterday's trade has found its way into a few different threads, and there are probably more to come that won't necessarily deserve their own thread, so I figured we could have a place where we keep it all together.

For those who don't know, the Sox made a trade with the Yankees yesterday, sending Greg Allen and receiving a guy named Diego Hernandez. I like this trade.

Allen had an upward mobility clause that would have required him to be on the MLB roster yesterday, and with the way the Sox offense is playing that obviously wasn't going to happen. I like him as a player, but he's over 30 and doesn't really have a future with this organization, I don't think. He had a decent OBP in Worcester, and the 23/23 in steals is tantalizing, but with Duran looking like the real deal, and Allen being less than stellar defensively, the team just doesn't have a spot on the active roster for him. It will be rough watching him steal a million bases for the Yankees this year, but it is what it is.

Diego Hernandez is interesting. He had Trevor Story Surgery, so he won't pitch this year, but he is an 18 year old with a really big arm. As a 17 year old on the Yankees' Dominican Team last year (1.6 years younger than average), he put up 48 K:14 BB's and allowed 2 home runs over 34 innings as a starter and reliever (5 games started, 7 in relief), and put up a 2.10 ERA. Yankees signed him last January as an IFA, so he definitely feels like a lottery ticket, but it seems like about the best you could get for a guy like Allen, since the other option was releasing him.
 

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Yeah, Yankees paid only $25k to sign Diego as an IFA. But Allen cost them nothing & it is a sensible choice & a good use of expiring free resources to get whatever the best lottery pick they can get.

I also agree with the concept of the thread.

One dumb nit pick - Allen turned 30 2 months ago... just calling him "30" seems more descriptive than "over 30".
 

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Allen will now promptly join Jimmy Cordero and Wandy Peralta as journeymen scrubs who suddenly become ridiculously effective. They get at least three of those each season.
 

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Yeah, Yankees paid only $25k to sign Diego as an IFA. But Allen cost them nothing & it is a sensible choice & a good use of expiring free resources to get whatever the best lottery pick they can get.

I also agree with the concept of the thread.

One dumb nit pick - Allen turned 30 2 months ago... just calling him "30" seems more descriptive than "over 30".
Since we're picking nits here, "lottery pick" is about a million miles away from "lottery ticket".
 

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Allen will now promptly join Jimmy Cordero and Wandy Peralta as journeymen scrubs who suddenly become ridiculously effective. They get at least three of those each season.
I’m still bitter about Aaron Small and Shaun Chacon in 2005.
 

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Post rumors if you want, too, I guess.

Yesterday's trade has found its way into a few different threads, and there are probably more to come that won't necessarily deserve their own thread, so I figured we could have a place where we keep it all together.

For those who don't know, the Sox made a trade with the Yankees yesterday, sending Greg Allen and receiving a guy named Diego Hernandez. I like this trade.

Allen had an upward mobility clause that would have required him to be on the MLB roster yesterday, and with the way the Sox offense is playing that obviously wasn't going to happen. I like him as a player, but he's over 30 and doesn't really have a future with this organization, I don't think. He had a decent OBP in Worcester, and the 23/23 in steals is tantalizing, but with Duran looking like the real deal, and Allen being less than stellar defensively, the team just doesn't have a spot on the active roster for him. It will be rough watching him steal a million bases for the Yankees this year, but it is what it is.

Diego Hernandez is interesting. He had Trevor Story Surgery, so he won't pitch this year, but he is an 18 year old with a really big arm. As a 17 year old on the Yankees' Dominican Team last year (1.6 years younger than average), he put up 48 K:14 BB's and allowed 2 home runs over 34 innings as a starter and reliever (5 games started, 7 in relief), and put up a 2.10 ERA. Yankees signed him last January as an IFA, so he definitely feels like a lottery ticket, but it seems like about the best you could get for a guy like Allen, since the other option was releasing him.
I’d missed this news. Thank you for this excellent recap of the players involved. Sounds like a decent gamble for the longer term by Bloom.
 

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Allen will now promptly join Jimmy Cordero and Wandy Peralta as journeymen scrubs who suddenly become ridiculously effective. They get at least three of those each season.
I don’t think we get to complain about this while Pablo Reyes’ OPS is above .850.
 

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[QUOTE="LogansDad, post: 5566239, member: 28590"
Diego Hernandez is interesting. He had Trevor Story Surgery, so he won't pitch this year, but he is an 18 year old with a really big arm. As a 17 year old on the Yankees' Dominican Team last year (1.6 years younger than average), he put up 48 K:14 BB's and allowed 2 home runs over 34 innings as a starter and reliever (5 games started, 7 in relief), and put up a 2.10 ERA. Yankees signed him last January as an IFA, so he definitely feels like a lottery ticket, but it seems like about the best you could get for a guy like Allen, since the other option was releasing him.
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From what I can find, he's a projectable scrawny 6 footer who will turn 19 this August. He throws a lot of breaking stuff so presumably it's plus given the SO's, and also has a low 90's fb. So his future likely boils down to how much he can improve his fb - and this future starts next year as he is out until then after surgery
 

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*sets complaint reminder*

Greg Allen was pretty good in his last brief Yankees stint. He got hit an impressive amount of times, too...
 

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Greg Allen was pretty good in his last brief Yankees stint. He got hit an impressive amount of times, too...
Only time in his useless career he didn’t suck. Much like Jimmy Cordero - now a relief ace.