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.

7 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

I vote absolutely "No" on Cameron. We don't need strike out artists. We need contact hitters. On the CC Watch, seems we have to wait until after he eats his turkey on Thanksgiving. He's not making his decision until he's full - and that could take awhile.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'm not in love with Cameron, but he is an upgrade over both Melky and Gardner. I'd take an upgrade for now, and a more perminent solution later.

Bucky7588 said...

I'm gonna give a big no as well. Why does Cashman always insisting on only looking at a player's upside, and not his potentiallu disastrous pitfalls. Thats his problem, he's an optimist.

raven said...

I want Josh Hamilton.
I'll gladly trade Phil Hughes for him.
And don't panic, Hughes fans, we can always buy Phil back after Nolan Ryan teaches him how to strike people out nastliy.
BTW, Broony Cash's problem is that he's not as smart as Theo.

TribeGirl said...

Cameron resigned with the Brewers. What about Raul Ibanez from the Mariners? I had him on one of my fantasy teams this past year and he was pretty good. He normally plays left field, but what the hey? He's a good bat - I bet he can play center better than Damon (no disrespect, but c'mon!) I haven't seen him play live or on TV, just fantasy. Check out his stats, what do you think?

raven said...

The problem with Raul is our team has too many left fielders and he's already 36.

raven said...

And Now Coco and Toto and go to Oz together!