Jump to content
Sleepy Harold

Sox acquire LHP Manny Bañuelos for Justin Yurchak

Recommended Posts

19 minutes ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

Banuelos was Rule 5 eligible. Dodgers probably just didn't have the roster space. 

If the sox add him to the 40 man I will be surprised/disappointed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, bmags said:

If the sox add him to the 40 man I will be surprised/disappointed.

They already did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

4 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

They already did.

gross.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even though he reminds me of a lefty-hitting Rangel Ravelo I would have hung on to Yurchak for at least another year.  Bet he probably hits somewhere between GF last year and Kanny this season which wouldn’t be terrible.  Too bad he couldn’t stick at 3rd.  

Edited by Dizzy Sox
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Jose Abreu said:

He had pretty good peripherals in AAA last year. I'd rather give him starts than Dylan Covey

Really ?He'll be 28 when the season starts and hasn t pitched in the majors since 2015 .  Covey had a handful of starts where he actually looked good in 2018.

Not that it really matters . I suppose we could use another lefty in the rotation  . Dodgers savvy to get rid of someone they weren't going to protect in the rule 5 for a 22 yr old who has a few years to discover if he's any good. They basically got something for a guy they were probably going to lose anyway.

Well I was asking for more AAA talent so we got that. Just was hoping they'd be a little younger. Seems like the Sox should be the ones giving up 27 yr olds for 22-24 yr olds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

Really ?He'll be 28 when the season starts and hasn t pitched in the majors since 2015 .  Covey had a handful of starts where he actually looked good in 2018.

Not that it really matters . I suppose we could use another lefty in the rotation  . Dodgers savvy to get rid of someone they weren't going to protect in the rule 5 for a 22 yr old who has a few years to discover if he's any good. They basically got something for a guy they were probably going to lose anyway.

Well I was asking for more AAA talent so we got that. Just was hoping they'd be a little younger. Seems like the Sox should be the ones giving up 27 yr olds for 22-24 yr olds.

Did you read the article I posted?  His velocity just recently returned (back up to 94 MPH now) after years of elbow problems.  A lefty with his kind of stuff is very interesting to me, especially one coming off a pretty damn good season in the PCL.  I think he’s a guy worth rolling the dice on, especially at the cost of a one dimensional 1B prospect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Did you read the article I posted?  His velocity just recently returned (back up to 94 MPH now) after years of elbow problems.  A lefty with his kind of stuff is very interesting to me, especially one coming off a pretty damn good season in the PCL.  I think he’s a guy worth rolling the dice on, especially at the cost of a one dimensional 1B prospect.

I wasn't doubting he has talent but doesn't Covey also throw that hard ? Don't care much about Yurchak. I still think the Dodgers got something for nothing (to them). It's just if I had to pick whether Covey or Banuelos will end up being a starter in MLB I'd bet on Covey since he's been there done that and is slightly younger . I doubt either one stays in the rotation for 2+ years but Banuelos is another arm to add to the mix and a lefty to boot but just like Covey it's getting to the point of no return for him. They both will likely gets starts this year barring injury and that;s another place here I give the Covey the advantage. Banuelos has had arm injuries whereas Covey's recent injuries have been groin and obliques.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, GreenSox said:

Trade a prospect for an org minor leaguer?

That's one way to look at it or you might try this. The Dodgers are so loaded with talent that they couldn't put a 27 yr old with an injury history but a recent return to health and showing decent velocity on their 40 man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 draft . The Sox gave up a 22yr old A ball 1st baseman for a good AAA pitcher who once was highly rated but will be in his age 28 season when the season starts but pitching pain free for the 1st time in a while who also happens to be left handed which the Sox need in the rotation. Rather than take the risk someone took him in the Rule 5 ahead of them they traded a young guy who wasn't even in their Top 50 prospects who was a 12th round pick.

Edited by CaliSoxFanViaSWside

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

That's one way to look at it or you might try this. The Dodgers are so loaded with talent that they couldn't put a 27 yr old with an injury history but a recent return to health and showing decent velocity on their 40 man roster in order to protect him from the Rule 5 draft . The Sox gave up a 22yr old A ball 1st baseman for a good AAA pitcher who once was highly rated but will be in his age 28 season when the season starts but pitching pain free for the 1st time in a while who also happens to be left handed which the Sox need in the rotation. Rather than take the risk someone took him in the Rule 5 ahead of them they traded a young guy who wasn't even in their Top 50 prospects and a 12th round pick.

I like your assessment better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I like your assessment better.

I think it was a mutually beneficial trade that likely yields no decent results for either side. Just didn't understand why you 'd rather give him a chance over Covey. I think they both get a chance because that's the business the Sox are in right now Search every " warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse ". just like in The Fugitive.

Edited by CaliSoxFanViaSWside

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm calling it, this dude will be a good bullpen piece. Lefty with a mid 90s fastball. I think this is the year where Hahn's stockpiling of bullpen pieces will start to pay dividends. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, GreenSox said:

Trade a prospect for an org minor leaguer?

I wouldn't really call Yurchak a prospect. Maybe a fringe guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, GreenSox said:

Trade a prospect for an org minor leaguer?

How is a light hitting left handed first basement with an OPS of under 650 in low A a prospect?  Yurchak is not good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m interested in hearing how they plan on using Banuelos.  Is he just a depth piece for the rotation or someone they believe can challenge for a major league role out of camp?  My guess is they view him as Santiago’s replacement and he’d be a much more interesting option than Hector.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I’m interested in hearing how they plan on using Banuelos.  Is he just a depth piece for the rotation or someone they believe can challenge for a major league role out of camp?  My guess is they view him as Santiago’s replacement and he’d be a much more interesting option than Hector.

This is my guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I’m interested in hearing how they plan on using Banuelos.  Is he just a depth piece for the rotation or someone they believe can challenge for a major league role out of camp?  My guess is they view him as Santiago’s replacement and he’d be a much more interesting option than Hector.

I am thinking a depth rotation piece.  The Sox are pretty loaded with young MLB lefthanded relievers in Fry, Bummer and Frare, so I'd be surprised if they're looking at Banuelos as a bullpen piece.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

I am thinking a depth rotation piece.  The Sox are pretty loaded with young MLB lefthanded relievers in Fry, Bummer and Frare, so I'd be surprised if they're looking at Banuelos as a bullpen piece.  

Ban bet?

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Hot FiRe said:

Ban bet?

I don't make bets with frauds.  

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×