July 31, 2006

Nixon on DL

Trot Nixon was put on the disabled list with "a grade two biceps strain".

Michael Silverman, Herald:
We just got out of a meeting with Terry Francona and he told us that according to GM Theo Epstein, "nothing has happened and he doesn't foresee anything happening." That was from a phone call they had just before 4 o’clock, so there is a small chance something could have happened but it appears the Red Sox will settle with what they have.
For the final two months of the season, the Yankees picked up Abreu, Lidle and Wilson for Chacon. ... I'm very glad the Sox didn't panic and give up any young talent, but assuming there are no late announcements -- and fully understanding that New York needed pitching and got only Lidle -- I'm feeling a bit annoyed at the moment.


Kyle said...

Annoyed? Why? What BIG move did you want Theo to make? Andruw Jones would have been monster but Braves wanted too much.

Yanks now have a bunch of Right fielders and a 5th starter.

No reason to make deals just to make deals.

thatdietcokegirl said...

no deals made.

god why didn't we get kip wells?!?!


i think it all seems big right now. but our line-up ain't that bad. wells is back. wake will be back soon.

the yankees got abreu. those other two acquisitions are like parsley on the plate, abreu is the only thing providing any sustinence there.

still. i feel a bit like i only have 1 present under the tree on xmas morning and it's from the cat.

Zenslinger said...

True. It leaves something unsatisfied in the soul when the Yankees are picking up all sorts of people, but -- I assume they explored deals and explored deals, and in each case the price ended up being too high. Lester/Hansen/Crisp for AJones? Would this not have pissed you off?

I did dream they'd come up with something unthinkable (Willis or Schmidt or someone). But if the deal's not right, it's not right.

Anonymous said...

59 games to go and Theo is standing pat? WTF?

Yeah, yeah, I expect that we'll soon hear the party line that the price teams were asking from Theo in return for quality arms was too high, along with the "sometimes the best deals are the ones you don't make" kind of bullshit.

However, are we to believe that he thinks BOS can win the East with:

1. A broken-down Wells? He's still in extended Spring Training.
2. An injured Wake (DL). When will he be back and back to his regular form?
3. A useless Clement (DL). What are the odds we'll ever get any quality innings out of him - ever?
4. The March of The Tomato Cans (e.g., Snyder, Gabbard, Pauley) every 4th/5th day. Shoeless Joe would have known he was in heaven if he had the chance to dig in against these mutts.
5. Punch & Rudy in long/middle/any relief situation.
6. Jermaine Van Buren pitching like (former president) Martin Van Buren. Though the latter died in 1862, last night showed he's having a better year than the former.

Annoyed? You might say. All you have to do is look at the headlines screaming from the Sox web site: Wells Returns from DL To Face Indians.

Is this the best we could do?

Ben Moseley said...

Kip Wells isn't good in the NL which means he would have sucked in the AL. Does anybody remember Jeff Suppan. Do you remember what team he was from. That's right.. Pittsburg. Do you remember who we gave up. Oh yea, only an All-star. Suppan had some decent stats in PNC Park but when he came over to Fenway he was horrible. I hate when the Sox look for NL pitchers, and the only ones I trust are aces like Schilling or Johnson but both of them came up through the AL. If you look at the past years, the ERA differential between the two leagues is a good .15 or so. And I don't think it's worth it. I'm glad the Sox didn't get Lidle. I think he's going to pitch as bad as Ponson. Yes, we have a starting pitching problem, but the only starts I would have felt good about were Zito and Willis. Other then that, no.

thatdietcokegirl said...

its obvious all the talks involved all our young pitchers: papelbon, delcarmen, lester, hansen.

they didn't wanna give them up and i'm glad they didn't.

brian said...

Seeing as this thread should be about Trot going on the DL my question is who gets called up? I'm assuming Willie Harris makes a return. I am looking forward to Wily Mo playing everyday in RF. Hope Tito doesn't platoon him with Kapler.

allan said...

a pitcher, i think.

Sean O said...

We could be in tough shape here, but there's no reason to panic, folks. Unlike the Yankees, we're actually glad that our players will be a year older, while theirs are just that much closer to retirement.

Now, just hope we play spoiler to the rest of the teams in the AL East. If i'm disappointed about anything, I guess it's that we still have Lowell, Loretta and Crisp, all of whom have no place in our long-term plan. Even Seabass theoretically could've gotten us some value.

Let's hope Pedroia and Pena get tons of ABs.