31 Jul 2012
Just like Peter’s excitement over the Yankees moves, the Red Sox acquiring Craig Breslow really doesn’t make me feel like the Red Sox have accomplished anything. Keep in mind, I think the Red Sox need a thoughtful, partial dismantling after all.
For Breslow, the Red Sox traded Matt Albers and Scott Podsednik. The most interesting part of acquiring the lefty Breslow is that if Ryan Lavarnway gets called up this year, the Red Sox will have two Yale grads on the active roster. Wonder if that’s ever happened before.
Albers was on the active roster, Podsednik was not. Also, with Ryan Sweeney busting his hand in anger, the Red Sox put him on the DL and recalled Ryan Kalish.
One additional late move, the Red Sox traded Lars Anderson for Steven Wright, the great Boston comedian and Red Sox fan. Wait, wrong Steven Wright. This one is a minor league pitcher and at 27 years old doesn’t qualify as a prospect. Not sure if this move will ever mean anything. Anderson seemed to have hit a ceiling and his power/on base capabilities never made it beyond Portland.
Just learned Wright throws a knuckle.