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Monday, January 12, 2009

Red Sox Nation welcomes some new faces

I'm concerned. The Yankees may have signed C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Mark Teixeira, but the Boston Red Sox have countered with some stellar moves of their own. After all, they signed former Yankee Nick (It's Not Easy Being) Green, which sent a dagger through the heart of Yankeeland.

New Red Sox Rocco Baldelli may be perpetually injured, but his uncanny resemblance to Brian Cashman could confuse Yankee pitchers. Or maybe him being the first Boston player to wear No. 5 since Nomar Garciaparra will do the trick!

Speaking of perpetually injured players, the fact that lifelong Brave John Smoltz is going to Boston is a genuine shocker to Atlanta fans. And Squawker Jon will be happy to hear that former Met Tom Glavine has weighed in on the subject:

“I think as an athlete that’s been somewhere for a long time, it’s always difficult emotionally when you don’t feel like you’re getting the respect you deserve from your team,” Glavine said. “When somebody else steps in and shows you the love, so to speak, you kind of get that feeling of ‘Why doesn’t my team that I’ve been with for so long show this same kind of appreciation?’"

Jon, I blame you for not showing Glavine enough love as a Met!

Baldelli and Smoltz are not the only two injury-prone players Boston has gone after this year. They also picked up a not-so-shiny penny in Brad Penny, as well as signing Takashi Saito, who was also injured last season.

What's up with the Sox taking a chance on all these injured players? It's like the Yankees went shopping at Neiman-Marcus, while the Red Sox visited the Island of Misfit Toys. I'm just disappointed that Boston didn't add Carl Pavano to their toy chest.

What do you think of Boston's moves? Will they be competitive with the Yanks next year? Leave us a comment!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Lisa.I can appreciate the gloating (and the snark) because I'd probably do it if the situation were reversed, however I can't fault the direction the Sox are taking after losing out on the one FA they really wanted. If they hit on one or two of these guys, like Penny or Rocco it will make the bargain hunting Theo look like a genius. As we've seen over the past eight years, the all-star team approach isn't a guarantee, and what looks great right now may never come to pass, sort of like that "subway Super Bowl".
Cindy R.

NAM said...

You should gloat Lisa because the Neiman Marcus shopping has worked out so well lately for the Yankees. Uncle Mike said Newberry Street is second rate shopping compared to 5th Avenue (see his comment in your most recent post). I think Boston shopping has definitley shown up New York shopping big time this century!

Anonymous said...

Boston did well the first 20 years at the start of the 20th Century too ..how did the other 80 years work out?? Pretty good for the Yankees ..wouldn't ya say??

I think the Yankees are just beginning that second run ... :o)

Go Yankees 2009