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The Red Sox made a major splash with Tuesday’s Chris Sale, the second swap of the day after acquiring Tyler Thornburg from the Brewers.
While Boston had to give up top prospect Yoan Moncada and three other legitimate prospects in the trade, the deal gives them a very deep starting rotation that figures to see last offseason’s big acquisition -- David Price -- end up as Boston’s No. 3 starter.
Here’s what the reaction looked like as the trade came down:
CSN baseball analyst Lou Merloni gave the deal his stamp of approval.
You have to like this deal. I said it will start with Moncada and either Groome or Kopech, but I thought the next two names would hurt more— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) December 6, 2016
Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan cautioned against thinking the Red Sox at a discount.
Yoan Moncada is arguably the best prospect in baseball. Michael Kopech has thrown 105 mph. White Sox got enormous ceiling in the Sale deal.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 6, 2016
Blake Swihart was not one of the four prospects involved in the deal, and he’ll have a heck of a team to work with going forward.
👀👀 let's go to work!— Blake Aubry Swihart (@BLAKESWIHART_1) December 6, 2016
In Tampa, Chris Archer realized the AL East has a new ace.
WOW👀👀👀👀👀— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) December 6, 2016
And one Sox fan pointed out that Dave Dombrowski has absolutely dumped out what was once a large and top-heavy chest of prospects.