Lackey & Cameron Come To The Hub Of The Universe...Chapman Draws A Big Crowd
It will be a busy day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on this Hump Day Wednesday. There will be dual press conferences to introduce the media and Red Sox Nation to John Lackey and Mike Cameron. Cameron, a Gold Glove outfielder, will meet and greet the assembled mass at 11:30am EST. He'll be followed by John Lackey at 1:30 pm EST. Lackey was the best free agent starting pitcher available and Cameron is a defensive specialist who, along with Ellsbury and Drew, will cover a lot of ground in the outfield. He can hit, too. He's one of the few who have clubbed four taters in a game. Boston will still be seeking third baseman Adrian Beltre or they'll ink a first baseman with a potent bat, moving Youk to third permanently. Oh, an arm or two for the bullpen couldn't hurt, either.
The Cuban free agent pitcher Aroldis Chapman was on display yesterday in Houston for all to see (except the media). There were scouts for fifteen different MLB teams in attendance to watch a Chapman holding back from going full bore but still hitting 96 MPH with his fastball. He still needs refining and will start out at the Triple A level if he lands in Boston. The Sox have already offered him $15.5 million.
That's it, short but sweet for today. Have a great Wednesday as we start our slide into the weekend and then Christmas week, a short one for most. Click on this post's title for all you need to know from the Boston Globe and as always, BE WELL. Thanks for stopping by.