Nice deal for the Sox. Even if a slight disappointment since his new contract, Vazquez is in the prime of his career.
Moreover, I think this opens up a possible deal involving Jon Garland (whom I believe is a FA after this year). Given his success in 2005 & the fact he's still very young, he's likely to be too expensive.
Young's an okay hitter (I wouldn't expect him to hit over .250 -- even if he develops into an everyday player) & solid defender, but IMO both Anderson and Sweeney have greater potential in the bigs. I definitely don't mind dealing him for someone that'll help now.
Garland (If the Sox happen to underachieve in 2006, he'll be dealt before the deadline. Might be regardless.)
And Brandon McCarthy -- who is almost ready (if not already).
I'm sure no one thought Contreras would succeed at the Cell either, but he was one of the game's best pitchers in the 2nd half.
I don't think Thome has much left (and didn't really like that move), but Kenny Williams is spending the cash for a possible repeat.