Originally Posted by Dibbs
I disagree. Frank Thomas had a monster 2006. Frank and Roward is much better than Thome and Brian Anderson. So the net of that trade may have cost us another title. We'll never know.
Agree, we'll never know. A couple of points to consider-
Frank was a risk at that point. Nobody knew if he would ever play baseball productively again.
Brian Anderson hit two homers off Felix Hernandez in Seattle and looked like the Sox star prospect everyone was hoping he would be.
Thome carried the Sox for many stretches. In hindsight, I'd still do the trade. The only negative is that the Sox traded Gio again after they got him back in the Freddy deal.