Monday, December 13, 2004
...the Red Sox have yet to hear that from the most relevant party of all -- Martinez himself.
"We haven't heard yet definitively," said Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein. (Ian Brown, MLB.com)
If Pedro departs, Theo and the Trio can not react. There is no need to throw the cash budgeted for Petey around to any old free agent - Edgar Renteria, Tek, Delgado, etc. The Sox have to be smart.
BTW, Ben Sheets will not become a free agent until after the 2006 season and the Brewers should have enough dough to keep him. I would not hold my breath.