Originally posted on Surviving Grady  |  Last updated 7/31/13
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So the Red Sox were active last night, pulling off a three-team, seven-player deal involving the White Sox and Tigers that, at its core, saw Jake Peavy coming to Boston and Jose Iglesias shipping to Detroit. The details are complex and, frankly, exhausting, so I’ll just point you to the official team press release. A lot of folks seem to not like this deal, fearing that we’re sacrificing more promising young talent for a pitcher who may or may not bring any value through the home stretch. It’s always a consideration, and ever since we dropped Jeff Bagwell for Larry Andersen, it’s something we perhaps pay more attention to than we should. We didn’t give up anything of substance when we acquired Erik Bedard in 2011 (sorry, Stephen Fife fans); it’s safe to say we didn’t get that much in return. But to get Peavy, we’re giving up a guy who has become something of a fan favorite in a short time, sparking the “Play Jose” campaign earlier this season as Middlebrooks struggled, not to mentio...
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