Per our friends at MLB.com, Craig Kimbrel has been traded from the Padres to the Red Sox for four prospects.
Since I don’t really follow many AL teams, I can’t speak to the quality of these prospects, except that apparently it’s quite the haul. What I can speak to, however, is that the Padres got a lot more out of their Kimbrel trade than Atlanta did out of theirs. I mean, yeah, I know, they got Cameron Maybin and got rid of BJ Upton’s albatross contract, but all things being equal, Maybin was just a band-aid.
The other thing that’s very interesting is this little tidbit: Frank Wren is the Red Sox’s vice president of baseball operations. He loved Kimbrel when Craig was in Atlanta. And now he gets his favorite flamethrower back.
Slappy, you’re going to love watching Craig do his Silver Surfer thing in Boston.