Friday, July 11, 2014

The Bobby Doran trade

According to Evan Drellich, the White Sock heading back to Houston in the Bobby Doran trade is a young SS/middle infielder from the Dominican Republic, Jeffry Santos.

Santos has been in the White Sox organisation for four years.  He is 21.  His minor league batting stats are not impressive: .219/.308/.269.  He has made 53 errors in 133 games at either shortshop or second base.

Nothing official yet, so there may be more coming back Houston's way.

9 comments:

JoeinAlaska said...

Seems kind of a lop-sided trade on the surface. I must be missing something about this one.
They did get rid of Doran, Robinson and Sogard because they expect to lose them in the rule 5 draft next year? Anybody know?

Anonymous said...

What type of trades are these looks like we ain't getting nothing back in return we won't to get better not worse

Anonymous said...

*want

Anonymous said...

^^
Lol, anon. If you're going to take the time to fix one grammar mistake, you might as well re-write the entire sentence.

Anonymous said...

Didn't know this was English class but keep on hating it's ok

Anonymous said...

It's not like these guys were really going to probably be on the teams long term plans and might've possibly been cut at the end of the year... I don't think you can completely think of getting a return for minor leaguers like you think of returns for major leaguers or actual prospects. So instead of eventually cutting these guys we take a lotto ticket... Prob worth nothing, but could be worth more than a player you were about to cut.

Anonymous said...

My theory: There's not much likelihood guys like Sogard, Robinson, Doran will get a shot with the big league club. Eventually, they will released, lost as free agents, or (as the Astros would tell you) possibly lost in the Rule 5 draft. Any of these scenarios brings Houston nothing in return, so they attempt to get something for them, even if it is, as the Masked Marvel has said(I think) a scratch off ticket. A few more players in CC and OKC could fall into this category. Royal Worm

Anonymous said...

It looks like me and the previous commenter were saying the same thing at the same time. Royal Worm

Masked Marvel said...

We don't have all the information on this, obviously, but one way of looking at it is that the younger the prospect, the more variance in performance going forward. The Astros seem to be trading older prospects (of whom they are 99% sure won't be stars) for younger prospects, of whom they may be 90% sure they won't be stars. Perhaps.

Another explanation is that there is a human element to all of this. If, say, Alex Sogard has no chance of getting to the Bigs in Houston, and they have no plans but to release him in 18 months, why not send him to an organisation that may give him a go?

Who knows.