Wednesday, August 30, 2006

They'll Probably Get Josh Bard Back

The Red Sox are shopping veteran pitcher David Wells, and a source familiar with the conversations has put the odds at "80-20 or 90-10" that Boston will trade him in the next 48 hours.

St. Louis, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego appear to be the frontrunners to land Wells, the source said.

Wells, 43, cleared waivers on Aug. 3, at a time when he was just starting to come back from a serious knee problem; on July 31, he allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings. Because he cleared waivers, he can be traded to any team without restriction, and Wells has pitched much better of late. He has a 2.65 ERA in the month of August, walking five and striking out 20 in 34 innings.

The notion that the Red Sox might consider trading Wells would've seemed ludicrous two weeks ago, but Boston is in freefall and has dropped six games behind the Twins in the wild-card race, and seven games behind the Yankees in the AL East.

This is what happens when you don't do anything to help your team at the deadline and then cough up a 5 game sweep and then have half of your team drop dead from too much stress or simple laziness.

By the way, does anything think if A-Rod checked himself into the hospital for stress brought on by the playing five games against the Red Sox that he wouldn't be buried by the press?

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 12:42 PM   4 comments


At 8/30/2006 2:44 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

stl? i am conflicted. though seeing as how much mulder offends me, and reyes' youth seems to offend trl.... why the hell not. boston can have.. uhh... larry bigbie and stl can pay boomer in bud.

At 8/30/2006 5:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

My guess is that Theo will call his old pal Kevin Towers who is the only GM on his speed dial.

Also I know that Towers was working on a deal for Wells back in July

At 8/30/2006 9:47 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

ooo look at me i'm mike and i know stuff about things ;)

At 8/31/2006 2:53 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Hey, I've been wrong before (mostly due to unforseen injuries) but I'm pretty confident in this one.

The thing is the Padres would be sacrificing one of their top major-league ready position player prospects. Most likely because Kevin Towers is in love with Theo Epstein.


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