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Sox immediately restock Padres farm system

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08:19 AM ET 01.25 | According to Baseball America, the Red Sox gave up a great deal for Adrian Gonzalez. The publication releases an annual list of the top 10 prospects in each organization, and on Monday, it released the Padres' list. For Red Sox fans, there are plenty of familiar names. The list is headlined by Boston's former No. 1 prospect, pitcher Casey Kelly. He's not alone on a list that is top-heavy with former Red Sox property. First base prospect Anthony Rizzo is ranked second, and outfielder Reymond Fuentes follows close behind at No. 4.

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January 25, 2011  08:44 AM ET

the Sox still have plenty more talent in their farm system...remains to be seen i guess on this deal, but i'd say it was worth it.

January 25, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

the Sox still have plenty more talent in their farm system...remains to be seen i guess on this deal, but i'd say it was worth it.

agreed...Gonzales is a sound investment for the price they paid

January 25, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

agreed...Gonzales is a sound investment for the price they paid

Morning barkeep.


BOOBS!!

January 25, 2011  08:54 AM ET

No news here. The BoSox gave up a lot of minor league talent to land a dominant major league slugger. Isn't that what often happens in such trades?
We will know in a few years how it all balances out; in the meantime, spring training is coming! Let's play ball!!!!!!!!!!

January 25, 2011  08:57 AM ET

I don't think anybody connected with the Red Sox would have second thoughts about this trade, or who they gave up, to get A.G.

January 25, 2011  09:00 AM ET

and the bad news for the Padres, in addition to losing Gonzalez, is that their farm system was devoid of prospects before the transfusion from the BoSox farm. Remains to be seen where the Pads can build on this foundation.

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January 25, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Morning barkeep.BOOBS!!

morning Clem...BOOBS indeed!!!

still in the deep freezer there??? we were at 30 degrees when I left for work this morning...

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January 25, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

How often do 'prospects' pan out anyway?

Not very often, but Sox fans still remember Jeff Bagwell and Hanley Ramirez.

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January 25, 2011  09:49 AM ET

The Sox got so much GREEN in them uniforms that it don't mean squat!

January 25, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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Roughly 10% of minor league prospects play in the majors. Of course this also includes the September call-ups, a number of whom are never heard from again.

But what is the percentage for 1st round draft picks??

January 25, 2011  09:52 AM ET

The Mets once got Pat Zachry(Rookie of the Year), Steve Henderson(Hot outfield prospect), Doug Flynn(great glove no hit 2B), and Dan Norman(Bust) for some guy named Seaver(only had ten good years left). If your team's track record is you can't build a team and you suck - you're still gonna suck when the dust settles.

January 25, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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agreed...Gonzales is a sound investment for the price they paid

If you're getting an established major leaguer then it's definitely a good trade.

Even if those prospects become "stars", they aren't right now.

Boston is trying to win another championship and has a better shot to do so with Gonzalez than those prospects this year.

January 25, 2011  09:54 AM ET
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How often do 'prospects' pan out anyway?

Sometimes...

... but, does it matter?

All these guys may be stars in 5 years but they are not ready to do the kind of damage offensively right now that Gonzalez will provide.

It's all about immediate dividends.

January 25, 2011  09:54 AM ET
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If 1 of the 4 makes it, that would be good. 2 of them would be excellent, any more than that would be miraculous. With all due respect to "His Eminence".

Hopefully, all of them will be successful.

January 25, 2011  09:58 AM ET
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Not very often, but Sox fans still remember Jeff Bagwell and Hanley Ramirez.

I thought Boston got Beckett and Lowell for Hanley Ramirez...

... and they contributed to a WS title in 2007.

Beckett may help bring another in 2011.

 
January 25, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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I thought Boston got Beckett and Lowell for Hanley Ramirez...... and they contributed to a WS title in 2007.Beckett may help bring another in 2011.

he may...the question will be can he stay healthy...

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