Originally Posted by DumpJerry
This deal is completely independent of the Thome deal. The Thome deal was not done to help to the Sox, but rather to give Thome a chance at a ring.
I think the Dodgers are also paying about $1 million of Thome's remaining salary. The kid they got from Contreras has pitched pretty well, but he's not considered much of a prospect. He was ranked #22 in BA assessment of Colorado's prospects.