Watching Buchholz pitch for Boston in the World Series right now and it reminded me of the time Boston attempted to acquire Felix in a three way deal with San Diego and Seattle. Boston ended up landing Gonzalez when Seattle turned down the deal, but I went and looked up what the alleged offer was at the time to see how it might have turned out.
This is what it would have looked like according to the reports at the time:
Seattle gets: Adrian Gonzalez, Clay Bucholz, and 4 of Daniel Bard, Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone, Michael Bowden, Felix Doubront, Josh Reddick, and Yamaico Navarro.
Boston gets: Felix
San Diego gets: Brandon Morrow, Phillippe Aumont, and Carlos Triunfel along with whichever Boston prospects Seattle leaves on the table.
Even though Seattle is still searching for a 1B and a cleanup hitter, I think they clearly made the right decision. Buchholz hasn't been able to stay healthy even though he's pretty good when he is, Reddick may or may not have been selected, but he looks like a decent player. Not a star though. AGon has declined since. Hagadone hasn't done anything. Masterson has become a horse, but not an ace. Bard's a reliever.
Morrow netted them League. Aumont helped get Cliff Lee. Triunfel is maybe a big league utility bench player if you're optimistic.
They would have ended up with a bunch of role players, AGon in decline, and no ace. I prefer a decade of Felix.
Interesting to think about. What do you guys think?
i dont know we've suuuuucked really bad. its hard to imagine getting a gon, bucholz, and 2 of reddick, masterson, doubrant, bard we might've been a little better. its not glaring tho if we are better at all.
but for BOS, a team that always lands free agents, and produces talent to have around maybe the best RH SP in the game. they wouldnt have/dont miss those guys. this deal woulda been a for BOS.