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Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
The Jays complete their second trade in a week, shipping out Nestor Molina, the team's 6th best prospect according to, well, us. Molina goes to the north side of Chicago to join the White Sox. In return the Blue Jays reacquire Sergio Santos, who hit .183 for the team in AAA in 2008 before being claimed on waivers by the Twins. He then signed with the White Sox who converted him to a pitcher, a role in which he's been very, very good.
Molina has had a very good two years, making the transition from low-A to double A while excelling at every stop. Batter's Box ranked him as the team's 6th best prospect this past offseason; John Sickels had him second. The relevant section from our report:YearAgeLevelGGSIPH/9HR/9BB/9K/9ERA201021A37276.27.510.472.357.163.17201021A+204.114.540.000.006.232.08201122A+2118108.18.470.661.169.552.58201122AA5522.04.910.000.8213.500.41The Jays organization has a seen a few success stories in recent years regarding prospects that have converted ...
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In another sign they are entering a rebuilding phase, the Chicago White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday for 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Nestor Molina.
This morning at the winter meetings, the chatter was Pujols-Marlins, Pujols-Marlins, with occasional interruptions for Marlins-Pujols. This points out an aspect of the winter meetings that is a drag: this event used to be about trades, but now it's about negotiations. I am as curious as anyone to learn where one of the all-time great ballplayers will end up, but the process...
The White Sox and Blue Jays agreed to a trade on Tuesday. The pale hose sent closer Sergio Santos to the Jays for pitching prospect Nestor Molina. The ramifications in ranking closers for 2012 after this trade is quite intriguing as the door is open for an electric prospect arm to seize the gig in Chicago.
The most notable name in the trade is Santos. Santos was selected...
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopolous went into the winter looking for a closer. But when the Phillies and Marlins pushed the free agent market to insane heights, Anthopolous went into the trade market, and today, he came away with his prize: Chicago White Sox closer Sergio Santos. All that Anthopolous gave up to acquire Santos was AA pitcher Nestor Molina, who Mark...
The Chicago White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, sending him back to the organization where he spent three seasons trying to make the majors as a shortstop.
The Chicago White Sox have traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospect Nestor Molina. The teams announced the deal Tuesday at the winter meetings. Santos had 30 saves for the White Sox last season. The 28-year-old right-hander went 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 63 games. Santos was in Toronto's minor league system from 2006-08 as a shortstop.
DALLAS - With Sergio Santos dealt to Toronto and left-handed veteran Matt Thornton another trade candidate, the Chicago White Sox could look to rookie Addison Reed to handle their closer duties in 2012.