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Crisp trade gives Red Sox options

Posted on: November 19, 2008 11:18 am
Edited on: November 19, 2008 1:54 pm
 

By trading Coco Crisp to the Royals for right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez, the Red Sox have given themselves the option of moving Justin Masterson into the starting rotation.

That doesn't mean Masterson will be in the rotation. It just means that he could be in it.

It doesn't mean that the Red Sox won't pursue A.J. Burnett or Derek Lowe. It just means that they don't need to sign either one of them, unless the price is to their liking.

Already, the Red Sox have Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tim Wakefield set as four-fifths of their rotation. Already, they have Ramirez and Manny Delcarmen as right-handed setup options in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon.

The 23-year-old Masterson was 4-3 with a 3.67 ERA in nine starts for Boston in 2008. He had a 2.36 ERA in 27 regular-season relief appearances, and a 1.86 ERA in nine postseason appearances out of the bullpen.

He definitely figures in the Red Sox plans for 2009.

How will they use him?

They don't have to answer that yet.

As for Crisp, who just turned 29, he'll now become the Royals' center fielder and leadoff hitter. Crisp wasn't bad this past year with the Red Sox -- and he went 9-for-20 in the ALCS against the Rays -- but with the emergence of Jacoby Ellsbury he had become an extra outfielder.

By getting him, and picking up his $5.75 million contract for 2009, the Royals fill a need. They can move David DeJesus to left field, assuming they don't trade him later this winter (still a possibility).

Category: MLB
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 11:35 am
 

Crisp trade gives Red Sox options

I like what the Kansas City Royals are doing. They've added a young power hitting first baseman in Mike Jacobs. Now they've upgraded their defense and found an everyday CF with the acquisition of Coco Crisp. The Royals still have a hole at 2B and could use another starting pitcher, but things are shaping up for Kansas City to be the 2009 version of the Rays.

Looks like Boston is going to flip one of their power arms to Texas for a catcher. Good move for both teams. The Sox also free up some salary room to sign A.J. Burnett or Mark Teixeira.




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Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:47 am
 

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Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 12:13 am
 

Crisp trade gives Red Sox options

You brought up several valid points. There was one thing you left out. Tt tohe Red Sox now seem to have another viable setup option to get to Jonathan Paplebon.


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