Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Red Sox Rumor I Only Partially Believe...Boston Red Sox 9 Florida Marlins 2

I thought the Boston Red Sox as a whole were just about all set personnel-wise but old friend Gordon Edes of NESN wrote a weekend article that more than hints that the Boston Red Sox will be trying to move players to obtain new ones. STILL!! Read this and I'll go over everything with you afterwards. Here you go...

"With less than three weeks to the April 1 regular-season opener, the Boston Red Sox have let it be known that a number of players could be available in a trade, according to a major league source. The Red Sox would move pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has a full no-trade clause, if they could add to their young catching inventory, the source said. Veteran Tim Wakefield is on the bubble, according to the source, and might be available for left-handed relief help. The Sox would also consider moving one of their two veteran right-handed hitting outfielders, Mike Cameron or Darnell McDonald, with interest in Cameron expected to increase as he plays more. Cameron was starting in left field here Saturday. With young outfielders Ryan Kalish and Josh Reddick still having options, the team's thinking is it could afford to lose one of the veterans, with Cameron obviously having the most value in a trade. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein on Saturday night vigorously dismissed the accuracy of the ESPNBoston.com report, calling it "false." The source said the Red Sox would also listen to any offers on veteran shortstop Marco Scutaro, who at the moment is projected as Opening Day shortstop."

Daisuke Matsuzaka? Hey, you've taken all my patience away from me. It's time to say goodbye. The alleged upcoming attempt to try to jettison him has the PRSF seal of approval. He's a .500 pitcher with his downs worse than his very own ups. He's far worse than any other Boston starter, putting unneeded and added stress on the bullpen. I hope he goes bye-bye (to the Yankees!) That won't happen.The pinstripers are too smart. Daisuke didn't work out like the Boston powers-that-be envisioned he would. Far from it. The piece also said that Timmy Wakefield is on the bubble. Thats absurd. Then the article goes on to say the Sox would like to move one of their veteran right handed outfielders. Mike Cameron? He worked like hell in the off season and I think that work is evident because he looks so good. Forget about it, Boston. Who's going to be your number 4 outfielder. With JD Drew in right, the Sox are going to need four outfielders if not five. Or who knows how many. Cameron stays. Period. Oh, Marco Scutaro. I think the Sox should keep him on their roster. He can bat at the bottom or the top of the order and with a full time gig he'd hit .272 while providing great defense.

Yesterday was a great day for the club. They recorded a resounded 9-2 victory over the Florida Marlins behind John Lackey's 4 1/3 six hit one earned run innings and Adrian Gonzalez' first hit. It came during his first at bat. Here's Gonzo himself...

“I’ve been wanting to get in there but I wasn’t going to get ahead of myself, either. So when the day came, it was going to come and that day was Saturday. It was exciting going to sleep Friday night and waking up this morning feeling good.”

Yo Adrian, you looked good, too! Lastly on this Sunday, the men's University of Connecticut basketball team did something last night that no other Big East team has ever done. They won the Big East men's basketball tourney by winning five games in five days. I live for the moment and right now, those moments belong to the two Husky teams. They both have the NCAA tourney waiting in the wings.

OK, that's a wrap for this Sunday, smack dab in the middle of March. I have the entire second half of the Louisville/UCONN championship game from ESPN HD that I recorded last night. I fell asleep before the second half began and I can't wait to watch the last 20 minutes. Yes, I KNOW who won. So I'm off to see the championship's second half and I couldn't be any more excited. Click on the title of this post for more on the Big East final and as always and forever, BE WELL. I'll see you soon, if not sooner. Now click away!

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