Saturday, July 29, 2006
As one can tell I really enjoy the baseball rumor mill. Coco is on the block, according to the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman. "Red Sox are making two-thirds of their starting outfield - center fielder Coco Crisp and right fielder Trot Nixon - available to other teams while also making it clear that young pitchers Jonathan Papelbon, Jon Lester, Craig Hansen and Manny Delcarmen are not going anywhere."
It surprising that Coco is on the block after Theo signed him a long-term deal. The deal does make him more marketable, as was the case with Arroyo, but some players would have to be concerned about signing a multi-year deal with the Olde Towne Team. One minute the ball player thinks he has a future in Boston, and the next, he is out the door. Of course, this is part of the game, but it could send a bad message to current Sox.