Friday, January 9, 2009

Sox Sign Smoltz

Say it three times fast. Another low-risk/high-reward signing for the Red Sox as they are calling them. Future HOFer John Smoltz joins the pitching staff as Rocco Baldelli signs on to replace Coco Crisp as the fourth outfielder. Badelli's condition probably won't be an issue since he won't have to play everyday and seems to have found a way to manage his fatigue. But while he is in the line up he will bust his hump for you, and I like that.

As for the Smoltz signing, stock piling pitchers is not a bad idea. Especially since the Sox are recruiting folks who should be average at the very worst. The Sox still have plenty of run scoring ability so after you get past Beckett, Dice-K, and Lester they should be able to platoon pitch well enough to win a bunch of those games.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

I think during most of the regular season Baldelli will actually be the fifth outfielder, with Kotsay seeing a lot of time in the corners. This will protect Rocco for the playoffs. To make a bad joke, if Rocco so much as yawns he will go on the 15 day DL.