And now, so do the White Sox.
Go figure, they'd trade Thornton barely hours after I write him into a song. To be honest, I always cheered Thornton last year; I really wanted him to be a good pitcher, and I did see him have some pretty good outings. But just like every night has its dawn, and every cowboy sings his sad, sad song, every rosy Thornton outing had its thorny Thornton outing.
(Though to take the joke further, I didn't think he was that much of a team poison.)
We got Joe Borchard in return; since I don't know much about the guy, I'll just link to Dave Cameron's take on the trade over at USSM.
The other big deal of the day is that Bronson Arroyo is going to Cincinnati in exchange for Wily Mo Pena.