Monday, July 27, 2009
RED SOX 6-4-3 DOUBLE PLAY
* John Smoltz is averaging nearly a strikeout per inning while walking only five in thirty innings. He may have lost a tick or two on the fastball but his stuff is still good. Smoltz needs to be more consistent and locate better. When Wake returns, which may not be right around the corner (he didn’t play catch today as scheduled according to Amalie Benjamin) and Smoltz is still not being productive, does he work on things in RI, gets DFA or does Buchholz gets optioned?
* Prediction: Marco Scutaro to the Twinkies and the return of Orlando Cabrera to the Sox. Theo goes the cheaper prospect route. Since Cabrera can not be offered arbitration if he is classified as a Type A, his trade value is less than Scutaro’s. Plus, O.C. is making close to four times Scutaro.
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