Sunday, January 28, 2007
Go out to a below average movie that had very good potential and the names come out.
In addition, the Rockies gave the Red Sox a list that includes five prime prospects — center fielder Jacob Ellsbury, and right-handed pitchers Daniel Bard, Manny Delcarmen, Craig Hansen and Clay Buchholz — and have said one of them would have to be in the deal. They did indicate they would consider substituting John Lester, who underwent surgery last year, pending medical approval. Boston general manager Theo Epstein has refused to expand his offer past Lowell and Tavarez.
There were indications in Boston that the trade possibility is developing into another power battle between Lucchino and general manager Theo Epstein, who is reluctant to give up young players after trades in the last year that saw him send shortstop Hanley Ramirez and left-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez in a package to Florida, and right-handed pitcher Cla Matthews to San Diego.
The Sox should not bend to the Rockies demands as I stated earlier. David Murphy, Brandon Moss or Edgar Martinez should be enough if the Olde Towne Team has to pay Helton $50 million.
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