Originally Posted by A. Cavatica
So the Sox unloaded Thornton and most of his salary for a guy they might have made a high draft pick, only he's had several years of seasoning in the minors already. That's exactly what they should have done -- try to find someone with a chance at being an impact player 3-4 years from now -- except their track record in evaluating draftees is awful, so chances are he'll amount to nothing.
We don't have 3-4 years unless we're going to put him on our 40 man roster. I believe he's already rule five eligible this December. How long you wanna keep him on the 40 man?