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Red Sox get: LHP Erik Bedard (SEA), RHP Josh Fields (SEA)
Mariners get: OF Trayvon Robinson (LAD), OF Chih-Hsien Chiang (BOS)
Dodgers get: C Tim Federowicz (BOS), RHP Juan Rodriguez (BOS), RHP Stephen Fife (BOS)
Winners: Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners
Losers: Los Angeles Dodgers
All three teams got what they were looking for in this deal. The Red Sox got another starter in Erik Bedard. If Bedard can avoid injuries, he can still be a good starter. They also added Josh Fields, a prospect who walks too many betters despite a great fastball and curve. He projects to be a quality reliever if he ever learns to control his pitches.
The Mariners picked up a couple of prospects, while giving up an expiring contract and an iffy relief prospect. Robinson has a good skill set, but he strikes out too much. He is already in AAA and could be ready for the majors soon. Chih-Hsien Chiang has a sweet swing, but that's about it. He has poor plate discipline and is not a very good fielder.
The Dodgers turned Robinson, a quality prospect, into three different prospects, none of whom have good chances of being good in the majors. They got Tim Federowicz, a defensive-oriented catcher who needs to work on his hitting if he wants to make the bigs, Juan Rodriguez, a hard thrower with good upside but no control, and Stephen Fife, who will probably wind up being a number five starter at best and will probably be more of a mop-up man.