February 1, 2008

Red Sox Sign Sean Casey

Boston signed Sean Casey to a one-year deal for either $700,000 or $800,000.

This is a solid pick-up for the bench -- good LH bat with some OBP, knows his way around 1B -- and he beats the hell out of Hinske (to say nothing of the Thermos(!)).

10 comments:

William said...

Don't forget... he will make one heck of a guy in the clubhouse too!

redsock said...

This signing comes on the heels of the MFY inking Morgan Ensberg.

dj1480 said...

Why is it that a guy who had a $4M contract last year is signing up for a $7/800,000 contract this off season? Did something go wrong for him?

CaKeY said...

Kept a solid first baseman away from the MFY too. Do those clowns have anyone who can play 1B yet?

SoSock said...

Why is it that a guy who had a $4M contract last year is signing up for a $7/800,000 contract this off season? Did something go wrong for him?
My guess is reality is setting in. He had the markings of an impact player early on, and was for a few yars. But he peaked in his 3rd year, and his production has really fallen off the last few, especially slugging. The only way he was going to remain an everyday player would have been to go to a team that's really struggling, and he probably wouldn't have gotten much more from them.
The one thing I don't understand is this -
How the hell did he NOT end up getting a HUGE offer from the overpaying MFY, who desperately need a real 1st baseman. This deal will make the Ensberg deal look like a complete waste

9casey said...

Why would the yankees sign another aging lefthaned 1b????????

Im sure they showed little interest in him....

L-girl said...

Why would the yankees sign another aging lefthaned 1b????????

Because it's what they do?

Good pickup for our bench, yes.

Princess B said...

Very nice addition--can't wait to see the boys again...but for now Go Patriots!

9casey said...

SoSock said...
This deal will make the Ensberg deal look like a complete waste

I wouldn't be so sure Ensberg even breaks camp with them,,,Cashman doesn't get enough grief for the benches he has put together over the last few years.....That used to be one of their strong points, having a guy come off the bench with power.is there anybody out there like that anymore or have they all stopped using....It looks like Ensberg can you use some of what he had in '05 with 36 hr's and 101 rbi's........

L-girl said...

...but for now Go Patriots!

*yawn*