Sunday, January 29, 2006

What an offseason it's been for the Red Sox

I like the trade for Coco. It's more complicated than you would hope for, but you know what you're getting in Crisp in Riske. You may think you know what you're getting in Marte, but do you ever really know what you're getting from a prospect, even one that's as highly rated as he is?

Overall, I'd give the offseason a B+. They've upgraded their defense, but lost some offense (which they could afford to do). But the big questions remain because they cannot be answered until the season begins. How is Curt Schilling going to perform? How long will his ankle hold out? How has Foulke responded to surgery? This team will probably win 95 games again this year and make the playoffs. But without Curt and Keith (or some like replacements, and where are they going to find those?), they'll be one and done again.

Can you remember all the changes that have occurred this winter for the Red Sox? Have you been able to keep track of all the holes made and filled? Take a look at what the Sox have done over the past three months (courtesy of ESPN).


C Josh Bard (trade/CLE)
RHP Josh Beckett (trade/FLA)
OF Coco Crisp (trade/CLE)
C John Flaherty (free agency/NYY)
2B Mark Loretta (trade/SDG)
3B Mike Lowell (trade/FLA)
RHP David Riske (trade/CLE)
RHP Rudy Seanez (free agency/SDG)
1B J.T. Snow (free agency/SFO)
RHP Julian Tavarez (free agency/STL)
RHP Jermaine Van Buren (trade/CHC)
LOST [-]

RHP Chad Bradford (free agency/NYM)
#OF Johnny Damon (free agency/NYY)
*RHP Jesus Delgado (trade/FLA)
*RHP Harvey Garcia (trade/FLA)
RHP Chad Harville (free agency/TAM)
OF Adam Hyzdu (free agency/TEX)
OF Gabe Kapler (released)
RHP Matt Mantei (free agency/DET)
1B Kevin Millar (free agency/BAL)
RHP Wade Miller (free agency/CHC)
C Doug Mirabelli (trade/SDG)
#3B Bill Mueller (free agency/LOS)
1B John Olerud (retired)
LHP Mike Myers (free agency/NYY)
LHP Matt Perisho (free agency/NYM)
SS Hanley Ramirez (trade/FLA)
SS Edgar Renteria (trade/ATL)
*RHP Anibal Sanchez (trade/FLA)
C Kelly Shoppach (trade/BOS)
LHP Mike Stanton (free agency/WAS)

#2B Tony Graffanino; RHP Mike Timlin

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