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 comments… add one
  • > “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.”

    attackgerbil July 16, 2009, 4:09 pm
  • 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.

    FenSheaParkway July 16, 2009, 4:43 pm
  • hey, if the Mariners can trade Yuneski to the royals, anything is possible!

    dw (sf) July 16, 2009, 5:05 pm
  • Isn’t this like a two year old story?

    SF July 16, 2009, 5:58 pm
  • It’s too bad Theo didn’t contact the Royals before they traded for an even worse shortstop.

    AndrewYF July 16, 2009, 6:39 pm
  • 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.”

    Micah-SF July 16, 2009, 6:53 pm
  • if it comes down to lugo or that lump of dirt, i’d go with the lump of dirt….

    dc July 17, 2009, 8:45 am
  • 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).

    Hudson July 17, 2009, 9:22 am
  • I think the Sox offered Pedroia over Hanley but the Marlins insisted on Hanley.

    Nick-YF July 17, 2009, 9:55 am
  • 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.

    SF July 17, 2009, 11:13 am
  • does Hanley really project to be a SS down the road though? His UZR at the position is kind of all over the place

    dw (sf) July 17, 2009, 11:14 am
  • Damn, good for the Marlins, focusing on tools rather than minor league performance (Pedroia was outperforming Hanely at the time).

    AndrewYF July 17, 2009, 12:43 pm
  • Lugo is not in Toronto so they must be announcing something soon

    rootbeerfloat July 17, 2009, 12:55 pm
  • Yep.. JUST DFA’ed him!!!

    Brad July 17, 2009, 12:58 pm
  • Just annonunced on EEI

    Brad July 17, 2009, 12:58 pm

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