Monday, August 02, 2004
I need another day to fully digest “the deal.” On the other trade the Sox made over the weekend - Dave Roberts for Henri Stanley is a nice move to help the club now. Stanley was a waiver claim from Houston so the Sox gave up virtually nothing for the speedy outfielder. Roberts’ biggest value is that he provides Tito the opportunity to make foolish late inning pinch running decisions that will infuriate me sometime soon. If used correctly, Roberts’ ability to steal a base is valuable in close games – the ones the Sox continue to drop. He also provides further outfield insurance with Nixon on the DL for the foreseeable future.