There's a bit of Slocumb for Lowe/Varitek redux with that deal. Like the Mariners back in '97, the Phillies that year were beyond desperate for bullpen help and they were willing to overpay for anything they could get. Bloom absolutely fleeced Klentak, who apparently thought he was getting 2018-2019 Workman and Hembree.What astonished me at the time and continues to astonish me is who the Sox traded to get Pivetta and Seabold. Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree! These were two relief pitchers that we had in a lost season and they weren't even good relievers! Cumulatively they had generated 0.1 WAR that season when they were traded and that turned out to be the high point! They delivered sub-replacement level innings to the Phillies after that. Even if the Sox had JUST gotten Seabold you could argue that they won the trade. Hell, they could have given away Workman and Hembree and still come out in the black. Pivetta's success since then has turned this from an easy win of a trade to a massive steal.