Schilling done; Sox still have enough arms
June 20, 2008 4 Comments
The trade rumors are spreading: C.C. Sabathia and Erik Bedard are available, as well as a growing number of other veterans. What do you think, should be be trading for these guys? Cleveland would likely want Jed Lowrie and someone like Brandon Moss for their burly lefty rental (there’s no window to negotiate a contract extension), while Seattle would want a bit more. There’s no way 2-3 months of Sabathia is worth that price, but they can ask for a lot because a lot of teams have come calling. We’re still involved, of course, just in case we can land a bargain.
With Curt Schilling now scheduled to have surgery on his shoulder and expected to miss this whole season, the Bartolo Colon move looks to be a master stroke of foresight (also known as hedging your bets). Of course, Colon has been DL’d twice already. That still leaves us a rotation of Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Justin Masterson, all Major League starters, with David Pauley, Charlie Zink, Devern Hansack and Michael Bowden all providing insurance.
Adam Dunn and Matt Holliday have heard their names tossed around, but it doesn’t make sense for the Sox to add one of them, as we already have four starting OFs and a DH. Moss and Chris Carter are also pushing for time in the Majors, as well. I actually don’t see much need on this team, except maybe an elite setup arm or better lefty for the pen. Maybe a veteran slugger (not named Bonds) on a minor league deal as insurance for Papi’s wrist?