Wednesday’s Links – That Good Ole’ Revolving Door

It's been spinning for years and years.

Photo by Kelly O’Connor

Since you’re reading this, I can assume you’re fully prepared for the end of the world this Friday, bunker and all. So here’s some links to go with your non-perishable food & bottled water.

  • John Farrell, Tito’s old partner-in-crime, might just be the perfect fit for a team that went way off the rails in 2012. See what happens when Bobby Valentine conducts a train? (John Farrell, best of both worlds)
  • Toronto Blue Jays, AL East favorites? Quite possibly. Their offseason has been nothing short of jaw-dropping, including their latest trade. (Judging the R.A. Dickey deal)

They’re right on the marginal win bubble, where every win added impacts their shot at the postseason far more than it did even four weeks ago. – Mike Axisa, on the Red Sox

Keep the faith, everyone.

Categories: Ben Cherington Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia John Farrell Jose Iglesias Koji Uehara Mike Napoli R.A. Dickey Stephen Drew Terry Francona Toronto Blue Jays Xander Bogearts

Brett Cowett is a young, die-hard Red Sox fan. An undergrad at Arizona State University, Brett is studying digital journalism with a minor in Dustin Pedroia studies. Apart from laughing at Nick Swisher's escapades in the field, Brett enjoys the occasional sci-fi flick, playing Halo, and being snarky. Follow him at @BACowett for more baseball, random musings, and random baseball musings.

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  1. Gerry December 20, 2012 at 4:32 AM #

    Nick Cafardo got his Drew, and doesn't seem satisfied to let the best defensive SS in the League get needed AB's in Pawtucket, he continues to want him gone. He is as subtle as a hammer about these things. I am hoping Iglesias will be up by the trade deadline, hitting well enough to stick, sooner if Drew has any health issues. That said, Drew could be a difference maker as the season begins and Iggy adjusts to AAA.

    • Brett December 20, 2012 at 6:22 AM #

      Think of it this way: The Red Sox now have a bit a depth at a position that didn't seem to have any for a very long time. At the very least, it'll give Cherington options. It's possible Iglesias plays in The Show this year, since Drew could be injured or traded. But if Bogaerts continues his demolition of the minor leagues, Iggy could very well be overtaken on the organization's SS depth chart. We'll just have to wait and see.

      And if I had to guess, I'd say Cafardo isn't too comfortable with Iggy's bat. He's basically Brendan Ryan 2.0 at this point.