Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Long over due Redsox update.

Its been while since i've update my blog, to those of you waiting in baited breath i apologize.

Let's get right to it shall we?

Bronson Arroyo and cash was traded a few days ago for Willy Mo Pena. First i want to personally thanks BA for everything he has done, he was one of the "25" and everytime one of them leaves it is definatly a sad moment in RSN. I also feel bad they way he went out, ignoring his agent and signing a below market value contract to stay with the sox. I want to point out that this may have been the biggest reason he was traded. It was a cost effective move for the Reds. Im sure the Redsox would have loved to off load Clements/Wells contract for WMP, but the reds are not that dumb. They needed SP and they needed it cheap. BA fit that need. The Redsox i believe just recieved and offer they could not refuse. it is a perfect trade for the RS, Nixon is a FA at the end of this year and we need a 4th OF who can platoon with trot and his fragile body.

On a quick sidenote, Trot Nixon better bring it this year, his FA year, because he may not even have a starting job this entire year, and that would indefinatly cost im millions on his next contract.

In other news
Keith "where have you been" Foulke will pitch for the first time this spring on friday and then again on saturday. let's hope things go well, he will be sorely needed.

a good papragraph from the Boston Globe
core that 5-6-3 Alex González made another otherworldly play, on a Luis Ordaz grounder to Mike Lowell's left that caromed off his former Florida teammate's glove. González picked the ball out of the air with his bare hand and threw on a hop across the diamond to cut down a stunned Ordaz. ''Lowell, every time he makes a play, says, 'Told ya,' " said manager Terry Francona. ''He came in and said, 'I haven't seen that one.' " . . . Lowell, 3 for 21 (.143) at one point this spring, collected two more hits, a double and single, and is 5 for his last 11. He's up to .250 (8 for 32) . . . The Sox went deep four times yesterday: David Ortiz in the fourth inning, Mark Loretta and Manny Ramírez in the fifth, and Alex Cora in the seventh. Ortiz's homer, a towering blast to right, came in his spring debut for Boston; he'd spent the previous 2 1/2 weeks with the Dominican team playing in the World Baseball Classic. Ortiz also doubled yesterday . . . Classic scene in the fourth inning: Ortiz homered, and Ramírez, who was on deck, held up the game for about a minute while looking for his helmet. ''He couldn't find it," Francona said. ''He went back and forth three times. It was right there.

Until next time, my little papi's