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