Big trade today for the White Sox as they ship some of their INTL Bonus Pool Money they can’t use (thanks to the Luis Robert signing) for the Mariners #8 prospect, Closing Prospect Thyago Veiria. While this may not be as impactful long term as the Jimenez or Giolito or Rutherford trades, I am PUMPED about this acquisition by Rick Hahn. First, here’s some tweets about Veiria for some background

Arm Talent For Days (80 Grade Fastball!)

NASTY

This breaks down the takeaways pretty well

  1. Thiago Vieria is a fun arm talent who could be a future postseason bullpen piece
  2. He should factor into the 2018 White Sox bullpen right away, which is good
  3. The Mariners are all in on Shohei Otani. That would be fun.