That's correct, Victorino played LF sporadically for the Phillies and 48 games with the Dodgers, but never with the Sox.Lose Remerswaal said:Collateral damage from the Paps trade, the Nats DFA'd Dan Butler.
And Victorino played LF for the Angels last night, I don't recall him playing LF for the Sox at all.
And, of course with Correa up at ss for Houston, Lowrie moves to third base.Lose Remerswaal said:A few ex Sox made moves yesterday:
Bronson Arroyo was traded to the Dodgers by Atlanta where he was placed on the 60 day DL
Brandon Moss was traded from Cleveland to St. Louis
Jed Lowrie was activated off of the 60 day DL by Houston
Chadd, hired by Dombrowski a decade ago as amateur scouting director, has taken on more responsibility over the years from drafting to scouting to player evaluation and development. He spent the past few years as vice president of amateur scouting as well as a special assistant.
JimRiceHOFer said:Wily Mo Pena making loud noises in Japan...
What was Theo's backup plan for the enormous contract for Crawford?TheReal15 said:I remember loving the Arroyo trade when it was made. Pena had big time power, needed a little work... but it ended up being pretty bad. Arroyo was signed to a more than reasonable 3 year deal, and had a solid run over that time.
There's been a lot of talk made about Ben being a gambler, and I tend to like that mentality... this was one of Theo's gambles, and one that didn't really pay off. It seems to me though, that when Theo gambled he did so wisely. Maybe that's just hindsight, but he traded for Jeremy Giambi and signed Ortiz gambling that one would become a legitimate DH. He hedged his bets with two guys. He had Shea Hillenbrand who was pretty good in 2002 (4.2 WAR according to BBRef) to play 3B, but he added Bill Mueller for peanuts. If Mueller played well and Shea played well Shea could DH or move to 1B... Basically he had a lot of moving parts that could play off each other. When Ben gambles it seems like he does so without a decent backup plan.
Watched the highlights last night. Of the 6 AB's, 5 were balls hit to RF (including the warning track out), the other was the HR to CF. Didn't pull anything all night. Very impressive to hit a HR to dead center and 2 more opposite field in the same game.vadertime said:Cespedes 5-6 for Mets with 3 HR Friday night.
Soxfan in Fla said:Watched the highlights last night. Of the 6 AB's, 5 were balls hit to RF (including the warning track out), the other was the HR to CF. Didn't pull anything all night. Very impressive to hit a HR to dead center and 2 more opposite field in the same game.
oumbi said:It's a sss, but he's alive!
So far in Texas, Mike Napoli has good stats. In 11 games and 22 at bats, he has 7 hits, 1 double, and 2 home runs. His slash line is .318/.400/.636 for an OPS of 1.036.