Lugo flies the coop; Chris Duncan the return

It looks like someone else besides Julio Lugo still believes he can play shortstop in the Major Leagues. In case you haven’t heard yet, Lugo was traded to St. Louis for 1B/OF Chris Duncan, son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan,¬†and a PTBNL. Cards fans have a right to be dismayed, but he can’t be too happy with this deal either. Here’s my evaluation:

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The State of the Sox 2009

It’s time again for our yearly look at the Red Sox organization, to assess the overall health of the franchise and gauge its future prospects. Right now, things look pretty rosy.

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Sox sign McAnulty to a minor league deal

The Red Sox have signed 1B/LF Paul McAnulty to a minor league contract. The left-handed McAnulty has a lifetime .304/.395/.493 minor league line, but has scuffled at the Major League level, hitting .208/.324/.330 in limited duty. He had a huge year at Triple-A Portland (Oregon) in 2008.

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