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    Matt Thornton Traded to Boston Red Sox for OF Brandon Jacobs.

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    Thornton and cash to Boston for OF Brandon Jacobs.


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    Jacobs is a career .265 hitter (381-1,438) with 47 HR, 216 RBI & 61 stolen bases over five minor-league seasons in the Boston organization.




    Hmmm... Another outfielder?
    No ideas for the moment.

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    White Sox acquire OF Brandon Jacobs from Boston

    The White Sox send Matt Thornton and cash for OF Brandon Jacobs.

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    ****er! Lol

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    Beat you to it Blams!
    No ideas for the moment.

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    Hahahaha! You know neither one of us can do it in the Bears forum, had to capitalize on this one.
    No ideas for the moment.

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    True that!

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    Interesting prospect. Athletic with a ton of raw power. He has a decent walk rate, but like so many of the White Sox hitting prospects, he has an issue with strikeouts. About as good of a return for Matt Thornton as one can expect. Unfortunate Thornton declined so much from last season to this one, otherwise he may have been worth more.

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    Here's to hopefully a new remotely competitive team within a year or two


    I am honestly excited to see what we get in these trades.
    No ideas for the moment.

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    Yay a retired runningback!

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    I loved Jacobs personally.

    But he has a long swing, and with that came K issues. He's a bad fielder but has slightly above average speed. He can only play LF. He wont have enough power to make up for the lack of average. Unless he really develops like 30+ HR power I don't think he'll be more than a platoon guy.

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    Prior to signing with the Red Sox, Jacobs was a football commit to Auburn who focused his future on football rather than baseball. Initially raw upon entering the organization, but has shown strong baseball acumen and ability to incorporate adjustments. Ideal power hitter's frame. Body has been evolving into that of a baseball player's. Fluid swing with plus bat speed via strong hands and lower body torque. Swing is on the long side and can hit out on his front foot too much against breaking balls. High power ceiling. Plus-to-better power potential. Has put a lot of time into developing an approach and learning to be selective at the plate. Shows the knack for getting the barrel on the ball. Strong plate coverage. Fringe-average pitch recognition. Will be tested against advanced secondary offerings. Has trouble turning on balls and likes pitches out and over the plate. High offensive ceiling. Average arm that has been improving as weight drops in his chest and shoulders. Below-average defensive outfielder. Currently struggles reading balls off the bat and tends to freeze on contact, but improvement should come with experience. Solid-average speed and range. Projects as a left fielder during his career. Offense will need to carry him at higher levels, as defensive versatility is limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomar View Post
    I loved Jacobs personally.

    But he has a long swing, and with that came K issues. He's a bad fielder but has slightly above average speed. He can only play LF. He wont have enough power to make up for the lack of average. Unless he really develops like 30+ HR power I don't think he'll be more than a platoon guy.

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    I'm confused, how can you "love" a guy that would be a platoon guy with average speed, strike out issues, and a low average hitter?
    No ideas for the moment.

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    Goodnight sweet prince.

    You will be missed

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    Chris Cwik ‏@Chris_Cwik 14m

    Boy, when it comes to prospects, the White Sox sure have a type.

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    That would be raw, low-contact, high-strikeout types.
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    I'm unimpressed..........I thought we were after MLB ready or near ready players. Is he a weaker version of Viciedo ? Maybe that's being too kind.......probably another Jared Mitchell.

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    Wow, loyalty to people can sure bite you in the dick...

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