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Old 07-16-2013, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian26 View Post
It is very rare for a reliever to stick around on the same team for seven years. He was a good pickup for Kenny. We got him for Borchard, right?
Yep, he was the classic "Coop will fix him" pickup. If I remember correctly, Cooper met with Thornton right after the trade was made and told him to throw strikes instead of trying to nibble at the corners.

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Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187 View Post
I am not trying to bash Thornton by any means, but didn't he get sent down to AAA at one point during 2007? I could have swore at one point he was sent down and maybe it was a rehab thing, but it isn't listed in baseball-reference. Maybe I am just going crazy!
I thought that Borchard and Thornton were both out of options when the trade was made. If so, then I don't think the Sox could have sent Thornton down without losing him.
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