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I miss your long locks...

I stand (sit) corrected (mentally bitchslapped) by the fact that Kyle Snyder is the odd (because he's 6'8") man out in the bull(shit)pen. The Sox will have ten days to either trade that big, longhaired guy or waive him.

There's some small chance they could get something in a trade but I see very little chance of him clearing waivers and going to Pawtucket. My hope is that the rest of the league realizes how hard it is to find any reliever who can post a 3.81 ERA for a full season - as he did last year - and will be willing to trade something to not have to compete for his services on the open market. I think that the waiver system is progressive in that the worst teams get first crack at available players on the waiver wire; so, maybe a team with a good record last year might want to make a trade rather than allow Snyder to be picked up by the likes of the White Sox or Rays.

I think Snyder is a good pitcher and I was really thrown off the scent of this move by Mr. Fancona's little misdirection. Francona raved about Snyder a few weeks ago (sorry, can seem to locate that quote) which I thought meant that Tito simply had more confidence in Big Kyle than, say, Bryan Corey or David Aardsma. I thought wrong (enjoy this rare moment, enjoy it...)

Side note: this is the weirdest Web site ever.


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