Thursday, January 8, 2009
Red Sox Sign Smotlz and Baldelli
It has been reported that the Red Sox are on the verge of signing John Smoltz and Rocco Baldelli. This is clear retaliation for the Yankees signing Burnett and Teixeira. The Red Sox already retaliated against the Sabathia signing by signing Brad Penny. Smoltz is coming off of major surgery and will be 41. Baldelli was apart of that Rays team that made it to the playoffs. Baldelli, who has a mitochondrial disorder, can only play as a backup, but has some pop and can play good defense. How does this effect the AL East? We can't be certain, but I did enjoy a day off yesterday because of the ice storm that blanketed the Northeast.