Monday, November 30, 2009

Sports Illustrated Truths & Rumors..UCONN Women's 45th Victory In A Row (And Counting)

Hello and welcome to reality Monday. I hope every one of you had a safe, happy and healthy holiday weekend, Mine was quiet, that's all I'll say. But enough of that. I came across a small article on the Sports Illustrated website. Here it is, in full, and then I'll be back with some comments...

"According to a source, the Red Sox hierarchy is split on acquiring Roy Halladay. GM Theo Epstein, the source said, does not want to surrender the Sox's prime homegrown products - pitcher Clay Buchholz, shortstop/pitcher Casey Kelly and pitcher Daniel Bard - the Blue Jays are seeking. But Sox owner John Henry is believed to be the driving force behind completing a deal, the source said. Epstein would rather use the Red Sox's abundance of lower-level prospects to pursue a deal with the Padres for slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, or with the Marlins for former Red Sox farmhand Hanley Ramirez, the star shortstop."

Roy Halladay might bolt after a year in a Boston Red Sox uniform so if the Red Sox land him, I hope they do it after being assured that they would be able to sign him to an extention. Giving up Bard (a closer on any other club), Clay Buchholz (his future is unimaginable) and the younster phenom Casey Kelly (ouch) would be tough so Boston MUST have Halladay for more than one year.

Now, Adrian Gonzales is just what the Sox need...another home run hitter who hits for power. Hanley Ramirez might not be needed if the Sox acquire Scutaro (will his nickname be Scooty?) My choice would be the slugger, Gonzales. They then would move Youk over to third where he plays well and trade Mikey Lowell to a team that needs a DH (yes, there are some out there). But it's to Theo and ultimately, John Henry. I just wanted to go over my thoughts with you. What do you think? Speak up!

The UCONN women's national championship basketball team improved their record to 6-0 as they won their 45th game in a row, all by double figures. Think about it...that's amazing and so are they. They defeated Clemson by a score of 87-49. GO HUSKIES.

That's it for this Monday. Have a great one, click on the title of this post for more on the UCONN win and as always, BE WELL.


At 11/30/2009 11:28 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

All right, here goes. OK if we get Halladay relatively cheap for his last contract year. If we have to spend the farm for a multi-year contract on him, we won't be able to get any of those other trades without leaving the cupboard bare. Plus, he's getting to that age where a pitcher can have health problems, even though his history is good. I think a better pitcher trade would be Felix Hernandez of Seattle.

I think Adrian Gonzales is too costly, also. If we send our prospects for him, we better go after a FA pitcher, like $$ for Lackey. But do we still have a penchant for pitcher reclamation projects (Sheets, Harden, Randy Johnson)? It will be interesting to see where the prospects and money go.

As for the Uconn women, it will be more interesting with stiffer competition. It's like the KU men beating all the Podunk U. teams in Lawrence. No fun for most basketball fans. The Uconn women have passed one test beating Texas on the road, but their first big test is when Stanford comes into town. I'll be watching and expecting the Huskies to win on their home court.

At 11/30/2009 4:59 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

First and foremost, UCONN hasn't lost since the 2007 season. I agree they've played chumps except for Texas this year.. Keep your eye on them on their way to 71 in a row.

Halladay won't, I think, come unless our Sox know that he won't leave after one year. NO WAY. PLEASE, no more pitcher reclamation projects, I hope.

Nadia says hi and I love that you read me everyday. We BOTH do.

STANFORD GOES DOWN. If not, I'll eat my words and send them to you, gift wrapped. Love ya. Pete and Nads.


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