Blog Entry

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

Posted on: December 16, 2010 4:18 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 5:25 pm
 
Patterson The Red Sox shipped Eric Patterson to the Padres to complete the Adrian Gonzalez trade.

Patterson was the vague player to be named later and figures to compete for the starting second-base job out west. If he loses out, he'll be a reserve utilityman and could provide San Diego with steals.

Patterson hit .214/.272/.406 with 11 stolen bases, six homers, five triples and eight doubles over 204 plate appearances between the Athletics and Red Sox. The year before, Patterson hit .287/.373/.394 in 110 PA for the A's.

There was a school of thought that Daniel Turpen was on the list of PBTNLs, and that is why the Yankees selected him in the Rule 5 draft.

-- Evan Brunell

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb  on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.



Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:43 am
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

This world-wide-web blog may be quite excellent! How can I make 1 special for instance this?



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:45 am
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

Casey Kelly.



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 9:57 am
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

Texiera isn't so much a beast at first base as he has no competition. Look who has won GG's over the last 6 seasons other than Tex: 1) Pena, arguably a hit or miss offensive weapon at best, and 2) Youkillis, who'd be winning the award over Tex had he not been hurt much of last season.

Gonzalez, on the other hand, has over the last 5 or 6 seasons had major competition yearly! We're talking Pujols, Derek Lee, and others who are improving with the glove like Fielder and Howard. All of which are consistent AND healthy.

You also have to look at the type of hitters in both leagues. It's arguable that the AL is chock full of HR/line drive/pop-up hitters (basically guys who get the ball in the air) and the NL has a more contact driven feel to it. When you have more balls hit your way, you're going to get more errors...simple numbers game. Gonzalez will have significantly less balls hit his way this coming season, giving him less chance to error and an even greater GG chance.

Will Gonzalez come to Fenway and dominate with the glove? Who knows...but he'll certainly not be a bust. His offensive number projections are going to dominate the league and will give Tex a sure run for his GG money.

Offensively and defensively I give the edge to Gonzalez. Texeira is pretty good (I draft him almost every year in FBB), but Gonzalez can only improve moving to the hitter-friendly AL.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 8:40 am
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

Wow. Did the Padres get ANYTHING of value in that trade?  What a waste.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 3:35 am
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

IHMO, Gonzalez gets the edge offensively, while Tex gets the edge defensively (Tex is a beast at first base!).

I'm not sure I agree with the defensive edge to Tex, even though he's excellent.  I think people don't understand how good Gonzalez is with the glove because people haven't seen him much on the national stage.  HUGE addition by Boston.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:50 pm
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

hahaha ...

C'mon man ... you, me, and the whole world know San Diego just got gang raped by Boston.

That should be a crime.

Red Sox management, which includes the former Red Sox executives now working for the Padre org, should all go to jail for that.

Gonzalez is by far one of the best first basemen in the league right along side Tex.

IHMO, Gonzalez gets the edge offensively, while Tex gets the edge defensively (Tex is a beast at first base!).

That was a down right butchering if I ever saw one lol.



Since: Aug 19, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:35 pm
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres

 why so LIVID



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:23 pm
 

Red Sox ship Patterson to Padres


All that's left to do now is the name change.

The Boston Padres.

Hey look, Boston has two teams now too.




The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com