Receive: Craig Kimbrel
The Red Sox need bullpen help. They need pitching help in general. last year they scored a respectable 748 runs, but also allowed 753. To the red sox this deal should save them almost 30 runs and If nothing else were done before next year I have a feeling they would be just just over .500 in the season to come. Kimbrel is under team control through 2018 with at least $24.5 million owed to him. The red sox now have one of the best pitchers in baseball rounding off their overall mediocre bullpen.
2016 Value: 3 wins, -30 runs allowed
Receive: Manuel Margot, Javier Guerra, Logan Allen, and Carlos Asuaje
The Padres tried to load up their team with proven talent before the 2015 season. They acquired, Justin Upton, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Brandon Morrow, Derek Norris, Shawn Kelley, James Shields, Josh Johnson, and Craig Kimbrel. However all these players failed to help the padres, as they finished the season 74-88. The Padres are now losing most of these players to free agency, so they are returning to a rebuilding phase. I think we will probably see more trades, possibly including Norris or Myers later this offseason, but lets focus back in on this trade. Manuel Margot is the clear leading piece in this deal. He is the 25th best prospect overall right now and he is 21. He consistently makes contact, and could hit above .300 in the majors. His speed is well above average and will get him into the 20s and 30s in stolen bases. His bat is still developing so who knows how much power he will have. Javier Guerra is only 20 and already has more power than Margot. He is a defensive star and looks like he will be making it to the majors around 2018. Logan Allen is an 18 year old pitcher who could be great years down the road, and Carlos Asuaje is 24 and could be a back up in the padres infield as early as this coming September.