Monday, March 10, 2008
The Padres still look like the most probable place that Coco could end up being dealt to even with the rumor regarding the Cubs. Buster Olney recently posted that it would not be a surprise that Chase Headley starts the season in AAA and not with the Padres in leftfield. If Headley is assigned to Portland, San Diego could be a landing spot for Coco, as I talked about here, and guess what Edmonds is already hurt.
Since the Sox do not have a bidding war for Crisp’s services and the Pads do not have a vacancy in center, Kevin Towers will be reluctant to part with a prospect they value. But Kyle Blanks could be a prospect of interest for the Sox and the Pads would consider trading.
Baseball America and Prospectus see Blanks as a huge (6-6 and around 300) slugging first baseman. The Padres are committed to Adrian Gonzalez at first and it is doubtful that Blanks can successfully play anywhere else in San Diego. In Boston, he would have more of an opportunity with the DH position. Blanks would alleviate one of the weaknesses in the Sox organization - a lack of pure power prospects.
It looks like Felix Pie got a "twistie balls" like LD. Even if you get a "twistie balls" due to TiVo or whatever, why do you let the club go public with the condition, Mr. Pie? I would love to hear all of the $hit the rookie must be getting.