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Friday, July 31, 2009

Sox Get Martinez, Kotchman

The Red Sox have pulled off two trades as the July 31st trading deadline is about to expire. They have traded pitchers Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price. Price was pitching at Single A Salem, and Hagadone was at Single A Greenville.

The Adam LaRoche Era in Boston lasted just nine days, as he was dealt back to the team he started out with, the Atlanta Braves, straight up for first baseman (and Red Sox killer) Casey Kotchman.

Martinez, 30, currently has 15 HRs, 67 RBI with a BA of .284.

Kotchman, 26, this season has a BA of .282, with 6 HRs and 41 RBI.


Steel36 said...

Q, Theo has spoken...

V-Mart is mostly 1st Base at this point in his career. Put Papi at DH and then Youk at 3rd.

Lowell is limited and leaves after this year. The above alignment can continue into next year if need be. Martinez can hit with the best of them.

The Indians did a solid job blowing up the ball club and getting young players. Add to that 25 million of shaved payroll and you have a job on Mark Shapiro's part.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Kind of what I figured, Steel. Martinez will catch a few but his regular days behind the plate are over.