Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Maybe Santana, But Please, Not Ellsbury!

I'm sweating here. I admit I get a little weary over the constant battling between the Red Sox and the Yankees over players.

Johann Santana is on the trading block. The Red Sox are interested in him. I'm actually not sure why. I guess it would be nice to not have to depend on Tavarez next season. He seemed to be the weakest spot in the rotation. However...if you give up Lester, then you still have an empty spot. Lester didn't lose a game after coming back from cancer treatments. Of course, it's always a risk keeping a player with that kind of baggage.

But, holy crap!! We definitely don't need to trade Jacoby Ellsbury for Santana! Especially if Crisp in in on the deal. Ellsbury got few enough at-bats this past season to be eligible for rookie status again in '08. If he plays like he did in the last half of '07, he could well be rookie of the year for '08. I don't think it would be worth it to trade that for Santana.

Plus, my wife got really interested in the Red Sox during the playoffs, and it was mostly from watching Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Lowell. If they trade Ellsbury, it will ruin everything!! Especially if he goes to a mediocre, exremely forgettable team like the Twins. Ew.

It doesn't look like the Yankees are even still in the running, because they don't want to include all the players that the Twins want.

The Red Sox have the same team in place that took the AL by storm in '07. Best record in baseball for most of the season, etc...

If it ain't broke...don't fix it.

TTFN, y'all