Red Sox would have to clear space in the OF. Ortiz always DHs, and they've got Drew in RF, Crisp in CF, Manny in LF and Pena and Hinske off the bench.Pena to Nats
Griffey to Sox
Cordero to Reds
Prospects from Boston to Washington
Young BP arm from Reds to Sox
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
what makes you say that, other than the incessant use of the words "somewhat" and "kinda"????
thanks to the original poster for putting this out there - I'm always interested in trade rumors. Unfortunately, this set kinda, sorta, well you know, at least somewhat seems ridiculous. Probably.
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
Most of the defensive metrics I've seen rate Drew as a good to very good defensive right fielder, but I'm not sure how well he'd be able to play center defensively. He's only had one season where he received a fair amount of innings in center field, and that was way back in 1999. The biggest sticking point is the Sox may not like a defensive outfield of Ramirez/Drew/Griffey ... then again, they could be absolutely content given the offensive potential of that trio.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.
Kevin Gregg: DFA'd May 11, 2015
Jason Marquis: Hopefully not far behind
Drew did start 28 game sin CF in 2005 for the Dodgers.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
Are there any teams not in contention who have a quality CF to spare that would be an improvement over Crisp or Pena? Not sure what the Sox options are.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Votto was in LF because they were a man short enough said of that.
EE taint a 1st baseman nor has been impressive there.
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.