The Red Sox, White Sox, and Tigers agreed to a three team blockbuster deal late last night. This sends Jake Peavy to Boston, Jose Iglesias to Detroit, and four prospects to the White Sox. Jake Peavy had been rumored for weeks, and even just a couple days ago the White Sox said that they would be "okay with keeping Peavy." Hopefully they realized that trading Peavy was the right decision, especially with their return.
Red Sox (Jake Peavy, Brayan Villarreal):
The Red Sox received the largest immediate payout from this trade by landing an ace of a pitcher. Jake Peavy has been an outstanding pitcher throughout his career, being an All Star three times, and being a former Cy Young award winner. Peavy has gone 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA this season, and his WHIP is 1.13. Peavy also is setting a career high in SO/BB ratio with a 4.47 ratio.
The Red Sox also received promising reliever Brayan Villarreal. He's allowed 10 ER in 4.1 big league IP this season. He finished with a 2.63 ERA last year, in 54 2/3 innings. He could be a low-risk, high-reward type of player for the Red Sox bullpen. He has a 3.15 ERA in 34 1/3 IP this season down in Triple-A.
White Sox (Avisail Garcia, Cleuluis Rondon, JB Wendelken, Francellis Montas):
The White Sox received Avisail Garcia, the #74 ranked prospect on Baseball America's pre-2013 rankings, an outstanding OF who mostly plays RF. He's got raw power, but the 22 year old can hit for a very nice average. In Triple-A Toledo this season, Garcia is currently hitting .374 in only 33 games. Garcia is often compared to Miguel Cabrera, in the way he can hit for average, and how the way the White Sox can hope that he hits for power. He's also played in 53 career games for the Tigers.
19 year old Cleuluis Rondon is currently in the New York Penn League for short-season A ball. The shortstop has a career .216 BA (.276 BA this season) through three professional seasons, but gets on base frequently (.315 OBP). He has plenty of time, and upside, before he can develop into a major league shortstop for the Chicago White Sox.
20 year old JB Wendelken was selected in the thirteenth round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft. He's currently in full season A ball, where he is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA, and a 1.21 WHIP, out of the bullpen. He can touch 95 MPH with the fastball, which he usually sits at 90-93. Wendelken also has average control, which could eventually develop him into a major leaguer if improved.
Fancellis Montas was also received by the ChiSox, as he is currently 2-9 with a 5.70 ERA in full-season A ball. His SO/9 is 10.1, which he can thank by throwing a fastball that ranges from 96-100 MPH. He is just learning how to pitch, and has a tough time deceiving his breaking pitches. He has late-inning reliever potential, if he can develop a better presence on the mound. The 20 year old was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2009.
Tigers (Jose Iglesias):
The Tigers received third baseman Jose Iglesias, a potential replacement for Jhonny Peralta if he is suspended. The light-hitting Iglesias is hitting .330 on the season.
I'd say this is one of the fairest three-team deals I've seen in a long time. I would say that each team benefited by making the right move for the team. Well done, Tigers, White Sox, and Red Sox.