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A Desperate Situation

From Ken Rosenthal:

The Red Sox, facing a roster bind as they prepare for the returns of shortstop Jed Lowrie and third baseman Mike Lowell, are "desperately" trying to trade shortstop Julio Lugo, according to a major-league source.
Best offers so far:
  • Bag of balls without the stitching
  • Lump of used dirt
  • David Eckstein
  • Ownership of a daily newspaper of Theo Epstein's choosing.

I smell a DFA coming.

15 replies on “A Desperate Situation”

> “desperately” trying to trade shortstop
Reminds me of the old joke, “First prize is a week-long all-expenses paid vacation in Cleveland. Second prize is two weeks.”

If the Sox are willing to D(TM)FA and pay him anyway, I’d think that they could get a consolation prize from some team for Lugo + 90% of his salary. Well, unless it’s already a foregone conclusion that they’re preparing to make him available for free.

It’s too bad Theo didn’t contact the Royals before they traded for an even worse shortstop.

Andrew: yeah, that was pretty much my thought. “Oh come on, if they were willing to take BETANCOURT, surely Theo could have foisted Lugo off on them.”

I still can’t help wondering if there was some way the Sox could have gotten Beckett without letting Hanley go… Shortstops have not been Theo’s strong suit (with the brief exception of Cabby).

I still can’t help wondering if there was some way the Sox could have gotten Beckett without letting Hanley go
I don’t ever wonder this. Ever.

does Hanley really project to be a SS down the road though? His UZR at the position is kind of all over the place

Damn, good for the Marlins, focusing on tools rather than minor league performance (Pedroia was outperforming Hanely at the time).

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