Well, pretty much most of the championship team is gone...at least the whining part...Looking at who was available in the pitching area to trade, it is strange that Arroyo was the choice. He is pretty flexible and cheap...My guess is that the little noise he made when people started to get traded had something to do with this...
Sure, we still have Manny, but he doesn't lament about everyone leaving and how bad the front office is...Besides, they tried to train him.
And when will Damon make his comment on this? Come on, it is all there. Bronson signs the hometown discount and they trade him? That is why no one wants to play in Boston...blah, blah, blah...
Meanwhile the Sox still have an extra starter. So how does it round out?
Does Papelbon crack that group? Does he go to the pen so we don't have to see Seanez?
Speaking of the rotation...I am excited about it. That is a talented group.
I still think that Pena might get flipped to another team in a deal...The papers were saying that the Nationals loved him, but didn't have the pitching to offer Cincy...Could a deal be in the works there?
Seems a bit strange to get a right-handed hitter to platoon with Trot when Dustin Mohr is putting up decent numbers this spring. Maybe with Soriano still making noise about having to play the outfield, he'll be heading this way...Although, dumping a 24-year old not eligible for free agency until '08 with tremendous upside might not be the way to go...
With that said, can't see Trot here next year...
I will add more randomness when things occur to me.