Thursday, November 20, 2008
Red Sox Trade Crisp to Fill Ramirez Void
It was reported yesterday that the Red Sox traded Coco Crisp to the Royals for reliever Ramon Ramirez, a right handed setup guy who posted a 2.64 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 71.2 innings. Its a good trade on both sides, as it makes both teams a little more competitive. The Red Sox have a solid 8th inning guy, and the Royals have a solid outfielder. Peter Abraham had mentioned that the Royals now have a glut of outfielders. This includes such players as Joey Gathrite the former Devil Ray, Mark Teahan a third baseman converted to the outfield, David Dejesus the Royals current lead off guy, and Jose Guillen who is sadly their best offensive player. The Yankees could use a centerfielder, but it would be unlikely for the Royals to trade Dejesus. With that said, there are rumors circulating that the Yankees could be interested in Mike Cameron as stated in this article brought to our attention by Raven, a loyal reader and commenter on the RJG blog. Cameron could be a good pick for the Yankees since he would be an upgrade offensively over Gardner and Melky, and is still fast enough to swipe a few bags. He hit 25 homeruns last season, but he's a career .250 hitter who strikes out a whole lot and that on National League pitching. I think its a good pick for the back of our lineup, but I still believe we need another big bat.