Red Sox Try to Strike Gold
The Red Sox found themselves in an interesting position this trade deadline, having to decide whether to buy and attempt to salvage the season, sell and look forward to next year, or stand pat and hope for the best. With the team unable to get on any sort of winning roll, Ben Cherington opted for a quiet deadline spent in the company of close relatives and
Larry Lucchino’s evil clone Larry Lucchino.
First, Boston shipped out reliever Matt Albers and Scott “I’m Still Here, Guys” Podsednik to Arizona and received the always-welcomed Craig Breslow in return. The Red Sox did well to turn an excess bullpen arm and a semi-okay outfielder languishing in the minors into a lefty with a career 3.02 ERA.
More importantly, Cherington swapped one-time prospect first baseman and outfielder Lars Anderson with Cleveland for 27 YEAR-OLD KNUCKLEBALLER!!! Steven Wright. Wright has compiled a 9 - 6 record and 2.49 ERA in 20 Eastern League Starts and will soon begin to execute his plan to dominate baseball (and our hearts) for years to come. Anderson’s stock has fallen, but perhaps some regular playing time with the Indians will do the trick. The hidden benefit of this trade is that Red Sox fans will no longer be able to propose “Lars Anderson and Jon Lester for King Felix” trades.