Valencia Deal An Odd One

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    Valencia Deal An Odd One

    Sox get Danny Valencia, 3B, for a kid OF hitting over .400 in the rookie league.
    What's that all about?
    Valencia had a very nice season as a rookie, and a decent one production wise, last year. Fell off the face of the earth this season.and has bounced up and down from AAA to Minnesota.
     
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    [QUOTE]Sox get Danny Valencia, 3B, for a kid OF hitting over .400 in the rookie league. What's that all about? Valencia had a very nice season last year, but has bounced up and down from AAA to Minnesota.
    Posted by rightymclefty[/QUOTE]

    He is also a horrible 3B
     
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    ben is the master of the head scatcher deal
     
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    "Pineda, 21, has gone 56-for-133 (.421) with nine doubles, three triples, 22 RBI, 20 runs, five walks and 14 stolen bases in 36 games this season for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox, including 29 appearances in center field, four in left and one in right. A switch-hitter, he is leading the GCL in batting average. Over two professional seasons in the Red Sox organization, Pineda has hit .321 (75-for-234) with 11 doubles, five triples, a home run, 32 RBI and 20 stolen bases over 70 games between the Domican Summer League Red Sox and the GCL"
    Strange, indeed.
     
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    [QUOTE]"Pineda, 21, has gone 56-for-133 (.421) with nine doubles, three triples, 22 RBI, 20 runs, five walks and 14 stolen bases in 36 games this season for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox, including 29 appearances in center field, four in left and one in right. A switch-hitter, he is leading the GCL in batting average. Over two professional seasons in the Red Sox organization, Pineda has hit .321 (75-for-234) with 11 doubles, five triples, a home run, 32 RBI and 20 stolen bases over 70 games between the Domican Summer League Red Sox and the GCL" Strange, indeed.
    Posted by rightymclefty[/QUOTE]

    Aviles is a better option so I'm really confused on this one, unless another team wants Aviles in a package that could bring us real help.
     
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    I don't get it. But I don't get a lot of things that are happening this year.
     
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    Makes the Youk deal look even worse.
     
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    Valencia's OBP is close to the Mendoza line too; truly puzzling
     
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    [QUOTE]Makes the Youk deal look even worse.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    Sure does moon, lets hope something else is in the works that might help.
     
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    Some rationale spelled here
    http://blogs.providencejournal.com/sports/red-sox/2012/08/red-sox-make-move-for-3b-valencia.ht
     
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    I agree. I don't see the thinking behind this one unless they have a deal in place somewhere else.
     
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    Re: Valencia Deal An Odd One

    BOSTON -- The Red Sox acquired third baseman Danny Valencia from the Twins on Sunday in exchange for outfielder Jeremias Pineda.

    Valencia, who was on Minnesota's 25-man roster, will report to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    The Red Sox put in a waiver claim on Valencia, and the deal was worked out Sunday afternoon, according to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.

    On the surface, the move appears to be a buy-low for Boston in hopes that a change of scenery will spark a resurgence in Valencia, who finished third in Rookie of the Year balloting in 2010. That season, he batted .311 with a .351 on-bas epercentage and .448 slugging in 85 games as Minnesota made the playoffs.

    Valencia slumped as the Twins' everyday third baseman last year, posting a .246 average and .294 on-base -- albeit with 15 home runs -- and he's bottomed out this season. In 34 games with Minnesota, he's hit .198 with a .212 on-base. He lost the everyday job at third to Trevor Plouffe, whose emergence made Valencia expendable.

    "The guy can play. He's been productive for us," Antony said of Valencia. "But he got off to a slow start and we sent him down to Rochester. He's worked very hard, to his credit. [Rochester manager] Gene Glynn had nothing but good things to say about him as far as that goes. But it's a situation where it's a fresh start for Danny."

    In 69 games at Rochester this season, Valencia was hitting .250 with a .289 on-base and seven home runs.

    "He just wasn't taking good at-bats. I know he was frustrated, sometimes getting behind in the count. Sometimes those things snowball on you," Antony said. "It wasn't a matter of we were down on him or anything else. It just maybe was a situation where this might be a better opportunity."

    In the short term, Valencia gives the PawSox more flexibility on the infield. Pawtucket has been playing Mauro Gomez and journeyman Andy LaRoche at third. A longer view doesn't project much of a big-league spot for Valencia in Boston, given the presence of Will Middlebrooks -- as well as veterans under contract for next season Mike Aviles and Nick Punto.

    Even so, it's a low-risk move for the Red Sox. Pineda is a 21-year-old in the Gulf Coast League who the Twins think might contend for a roster spot in Class A next year.

    Valencia, 27, isn't even arbitration-eligible until after the 2013 season. He has one option remaining after this season, and thus can remain as minor-league depth next year.

    Twitter: @TBritton_Projo

     
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    [QUOTE]Makes the Youk deal look even worse.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    I was going to say the same thing, agreed 100%.
     
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    Unless Valencia gets to face Lester every AB, he's terrible!!
     
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    Another no risk transaction from Ben Charleton. Maybe he was confused and thought he was getting Valentin, not Valencia.
     

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