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All hail Ben Cherington, for he has brought upon this team a solution to a vital need in the form of one Jake Peavy. Well done sir, well done.

  • “There’s a right way and a wrong way for a team to go for it. This is the right way.” Need I say more about this trade? Because Jeff Sullivan’s said it all. (Red Sox Gain Peavy, Lose Little)

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5 Responses to “Wednesday’s Links – Grand Larceny” Subscribe

  1. rick July 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM #

    Grand Larceny?  When has a deadline deal ever worked for the Red Sox?  These things never pan out.  I found it curious that you posted a picture of Peavy from the Padres.  That was your father’s Jake Peavy not your Jake Peavy.  Also one more thing they helped the TIgers out and if things go the way the Sox hope they go you might be facing them at some point.  Do you think Drew makes it through the rest of the season without going on the DL?  I doubt it and who is playing short when that happens?  Bogarts? I would rather have Iglesias in the field.  We will see how this plays out but there’s a reason pitchers get traded at the deadline and it means they aren’t good.

    • sawxfan28 July 31, 2013 at 9:16 AM #

      @rick I don’t know Rick but I think the Nomar and Matt Murton deal for Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz in 2004 worked out pretty well.  I also think the trade that sent Lowe and Varitek to the Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb ended being pretty decent as well.

    • BACowett July 31, 2013 at 4:34 PM #

      @rick Compared to Drew & Bogaerts, Iglesias had the lesser of the 3 SS bats, and it’s not even close. The Red Sox had such a logjam on the left side of the infield that they could afford to trade away a part of it. So, in turn, they sent away a flashy, defense-first SS when Drew is more than capable of holding down the fort.
      I’m not gonna say that Drew will or won’t be healthy for the rest of the season, but even if he’s not, Bogaerts’ call-up is imminent. He’ll be here as soon as mid-August and as late as the Sept. roster expansion. It’s not like the Red Sox didn’t have to depth to make this trade. There’s plenty of options.
      On top of that, let’s take a step back and realize that Jose Iglesias, of all players, was the centerpiece of a deal that netted the Red Sox a pitcher comparable to Matt Garza. And the Rangers paid through the nose and then some to get Garza. And just a week ago, we were discussing if Will Middlebrooks would be the main part in a deal. That’s a huge step down in terms of ceiling. So, yes, grand larceny it is.

  2. New Lyndsay July 31, 2013 at 1:53 PM #

    Looks like the Rangers might be willing to trade some pieces for a bigger bat, with Nelson Cruz possibly out for the Biogenesis stuff.  I would like Elvis Andrus please. That would be awesome. I wouldn’t even care about getting a bat at third base at that point.  Seriously, does this mean the Sox are committing to Stephen Drew’s paltry numbers to get to the postseason at this point?

    • New Lyndsay July 31, 2013 at 2:02 PM #

      I am going to reply to myself here. New Lyndsay, it could indicate their intention to start Bogarts and not wait until September callups.  That is the intelligent response. My purely superficial, female hormones would take Bogarts OR Andrus any day of the week as they are equally adorable.  My other purely aesthetic pick would be Brian Wilson, because he would be so at home amongst the other beards/Civil war generals/Amish mafia of Pedroia, Ross, Gomes, Dempster and Napoli.  It just seems like such a natural fit facial hair-wise. How badass would that group be in the postseason?? I WOULD bet the farm to make that happen only for my own amusement.