Red Sox Don't Make Trade Splash, But Hope for Timely Healing
The Red Sox have been written off by many in Red Sox Nation. It's an annual debate every year around this time. Is this the year (pre-2004 and 2007)?
However, the question is still asked.
This year, there are more questions than the aforementioned, including, did the Sox make any good moves during the trade period to propel them to October greatness?
My answer is no. However, some might be fine with that answer because the team will be getting healthy at the right time so reinforcements might not be needed.
According to the Boston Globe, Theo Epstein and Co. had plenty of phone calls, emails and text messages — all resulting in zippo. The Globe reported that the ask price was either too high or too low for the Sox to make any significant moves. In the end, they added only a minor league pitcher and minor league catcher.
The Sox gave up two major leaguers, designating outfielder Jeremy Hermida for assignment and shipped reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Giants. To take their places, outfielder Ryan Kalish and reliever Dustin Richardson were summoned from Pawtucket, according to the Globe.
“It is an empty feeling to come away empty-handed,’’ general manager Theo Epstein told the Globe. “Before we did something we felt we would regret for a long time, we felt like this was the best course to ultimately help our 2010 club, and do it in a way that helps the future as well.’’
What Theo's basically saying there was that we had really nothing to give up that would give us a good return on investment. Nor, was there talent on the market that was suitable for our team considering the players we will have coming back from injuries.
Despite some of Red Sox Nation throwing in the towell, Epstein wants to reassure us that it's really NOT over.Continued on the next page