Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July, 2005

Our K-Rod?

The Sox called up Pawtucket releiver and Boston-native Manny Delcarmen today. When discussing yesterday with my roommate if the Sox had a possible K-Rod in 2005 first round pick and former St. Johns closer Craig Hansen, I pointed out that baby Manny was doing pretty well in Pawtucket and seemed ready to get a shot in the pen. That time is now. I hope he can help out in the 6th and 7th innings, especially with inherited runners, a situation which has plagued Timlin and which is best suited to a strikeout pitcher. If only we had a kid with mid-90s heat and a big hook...

Fringe moves matter

Recently, the Sox have pulled off a series of "small" moves. They re-obtained Adam Hyzdu, sent a re-signed Gabe Kapler to rehab in Lowell, traded Jay Payton for Chad Bradford, traded some mid-level prospects for Tony Graffinino, renewed Kevin Youkilis' season pass on the Merloni Express, limboed Alan Embree and traded for Alex "brother-of-Joey" Cora.

These give the Sox depth in the outfield and allows them to keep Hyzdu and Adam Stern until Kapler comes up, then send Hysdu down until September's expanded roster (probably only a few weeks of Adam at McCoy). With the king of the strikeout down for a while, Graffinino and Cora give you experienced second baggers who can field the ball and play hard (and with Tony, can hit a bit). Payton is gone and that in itself is a net gain. Bradford has always been effective so is a worth while risk, even if he's damaged goods. Youkilis will either be traded or handed a starting job next year. I can't see him riding…

Now I get it.

Oh, so this is why everyone I know thinks Dan Shaughnessy is a d-bag. Today's article (see link) shows he's lying in wait to cause problems for the Red Sox so he can write about them and still get money from the sales of his book Curse of the Bambino after the curse has died. The Sox left first place yesterday. They won the World Series last year. And this fucker can't let Tito have any benefit of the doubt! He vents to the manager that the fans want Olerud (Who is not a savior! There is a reason he was released by Seattle last year and a free agent into this year! He's a competitor and great for our team but he is seriously lacking in bat speed. If he hits major gas, he is guessing.) to bat for Cora in the 9th on Sunday. This would have been a bad move. With Bellhorn injured (he went on the 15-day DL today and had to be pulled after 2 at bats on Sunday. Hence, Cora at second.), like it or not, there is a good chance that Alex Cora will start the majority of the game…