Good trade, I think

The Sox picked up Jake Peavy in exchange for Jose Iglesias last night.  I saw Iglesias in AA a few years ago.  His fielding skills were amazing.  Hitting was a question mark.  That still appears to be the case.   Iglesias has the potential to be great but I think, on balance, trading for Peavy was a risk worth taking.  Losing Iglesias does have a potential downside but I expect Middlebrooks to bounce back and with Bogaerts and Cecchini in the system the risk seems pretty modest.  In contrast, having Peavy in the rotation could well be the difference between not making the playoffs and going to the World Series this year.

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