Re: Freddy Garcia to the REDS?????
Actually, reading this report made me feel a lot better about yesterday's trade. The Sox are willing to give up a front line starter for a set-up guy, an 8th inning guy. I think it's as much an indication of how the game has changed than anything else. The Sox are playing for it all, they recognize their weakness and are dealing from a position of strength, as they have a young stud ready to step in.
But looking at yesterday's trade, at face value, it looks like we gave up 2 starters for 2 middle relievers. Well, we did. The Sox are willing to give a starting pitcher for the same. Just maybe the value of those middle-late innings are worth more than I have thought they were in the past.
I'd rather win games 5-4 than lose them 9-8.