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RedLegSuperStar
08-17-2006, 08:49 AM
rotoworld.com/boston.com:


The Red Sox have reportedly acquired Eric Hinske from the Blue Jays in exchange for a prospect.

The Blue Jays agreed to pay $2.8125 million, which is half of the $5.6 million due him next year. The Red Sox will take on the $1.4 million still owed Hinske for this season. According to the report, the Red Sox will play Hinske a couple of times per week in place of Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell. Some time in right field is also a possibility, but since he's not a very good defender, he shouldn't see much time there while Wily Mo Pena is hot. It's doubtful that the Red Sox will ever want to put Pena in center and Hinske in right.

StillFunkyB
08-17-2006, 08:54 AM
Doooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

An OF consisting of Manny Ramirez, Wily Mo Pena, and Eric Hinske?

Wow.

RedLegSuperStar
08-17-2006, 08:57 AM
Doooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

An OF consisting of Manny Ramirez, Wily Mo Pena, and Eric Hinske?

Wow.

Not very much defense.. but I think their offense just got better.. might be a wash

Blimpie
08-17-2006, 10:10 AM
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I can remember but a few years ago when Toronto and Cincinnati were rumored to be close to swapping Hinske for Kearns.

Both sides believed that they had the better OF and wouldn't budge.

LincolnparkRed
08-17-2006, 12:02 PM
An OF consisting of Manny Ramirez, Wily Mo Pena, and Eric Hinske?

Wow.

Their pitching staff can't be too excited about that outfield. maybe they would play loretta in short center like a softball lineup.

RedsManRick
08-17-2006, 01:37 PM
Pena/Hinske will platoon in RF I imagine. Pena kills lefties, Hinske kills righties. Should be pretty effective... at least offensively.