Coming off their 27th World Championship, it looked like the New York Yankees would be favorites to win the AL East next season, however, the Red Sox have put a road block in the Yankees hopes by signing the game changer, Marco Scutaro. Scutaro had a monster year for Toronto batting in out-of-this-world .282 with 12 homeruns and 60 RBI's. With Scutaro joining the Red Sox, Pedroia no longer has to worry about moving to short. Scutaro is a known winner, having played for such powerhouse teams as the Mets, Athletics, and Blue Jays. Now that he's with Boston, the Red Sox have secured their position as contenders.
"We've been planing this move since last spring." Explained Boston GM Theo Epstein. "We knew Scutaro would be a free agent this year, and we started saving up money. We put out tip cups at our stadium vendors that said 'Please Donate to the Sign Scutaro Foundation', we knew this opportunity was too good to let slip by. Now that we've signed him, I can feel the Yankees trembling. Derek Jeter needs to know that we've now brought the best shortstop in the game to the AL East."
When explained that Scutaro was already in the AL East last season with Toronto, Epstein lashed out.
"You tell Derek Jeter that Scutaro's with us now! You tell him and see how he reacts! We're winning the AL East this year!"
When told that Scutaro would be playing for Boston next season, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter became thoughtful:
When told that he was the shortstop for the Blue Jays, Jeter replied:
When told that Alex Gonzalez hasn't been the Blue Jays shortstop since 2000, Jeter replied:
When told that Manuel Lee was the Blue Jays shortstop in 1992, Jeter replied:
"Good year. I got drafted."
So there you have it. Derek Jeter was drafted in '92, and the Red Sox hold the balance of power in the AL East.