Sunday, March 22, 2009
Even though spring has officially sprung, it snowed this morning on the west coast of New England. Spring Training and The World Baseball Classic games are better than nothing at all, but there is no substitute for real thing. I haven’t bee more fired up for an Opening Day since 2005. It is time for some Major League Baseball!
Today, Michael Silverman said “…there is nothing in their [the Red Sox front office] recent track record that suggests they will do anything other than wait to see how Bay does while keeping a close eye on younger trade possibilities throughout the season.” Also today, Buster Olney wrote Delmon Young is “…battling other players for at-bats this year, with no job assured, and if he has a tough year, he would be a candidate for another trade -- at less cost -- or perhaps even a non-tender.” Anyone on the trading block who has Yaz as their top comparable needs to be on Theo Epstein’s agenda. Plus, Young is only 23 and has two other Hall of Famers on his comparable list - Roberto Clemente and Tris Speaker. The Sox could steal another future hitting star that the Twins are trying to make him “hit like a little bitch.”