Monday, February 23, 2015

A Buyback and a Couple Prospects

Two packages were in the mail today.  One was expected, the other was not:
The first two cards came as a bit of a shock.  They were throw-ins, along with a pile of about 20 other Bowman Draft singles, in a package of stuff that will be shown in a later post on my Sandy Alomar Jr. blog.  Pretty decent players too.  Jake Cosart is the younger brother of Jared and is a pretty decent pitching prospect in his own right.  Of course Blake Swihart was Boston's #1 prospect, until today anyway, with the news that Boston outbid the Yankees for Yoan Moncada.  We should see Swihart later this year.

The last card was a trade that I was very happy with, for one of this year's buybacks.  It is an older one too, from 1967.  Joe Foy was a valuable cog in the lineup for the Impossible Dream Red Sox.  He hit 16 home runs that season, yet was largely overlooked due to the presence of Carl Yastrzemski, Rico Petrocelli, Jim Lonborg, and others.

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