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    Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Per www.mlbtraderumors.com :

    The Red Sox designated Julio Lugo for assignment according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. The move is not surprising, as Lugo did not travel to Toronto with the Red Sox, who need roster space for players returning from injury.

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that the Red Sox consider Lugo a "sunk cost" and would expect very little in return for him in any trade. Lugo will likely be released if the Red Sox can't trade him.

    The 33-year-old has a .352 OBP and fields well enough, so he figures to draw some interest.
    Would it be worth it for the Reds to take a flyer on him? His bat has been average/above-average this year, although his defense has been terrible. He's a proven MLB shortstop at the very least.
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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Absolutely not. He is a terrible fielder. He brings nothing to the team other than more overall badness.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    a .352 OBP is at least 50 pts higher than what we're trotting out 1-2 these days...

    I don't think he's a "Terrible" fielder either, but right now, can he seriously be worse than JHJ?!?!?

    He'd be an incremental increase that's for sure. Better than anything else we can put out at SS for the next year at least.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    a .352 OBP is at least 50 pts higher than what we're trotting out 1-2 these days...

    I don't think he's a "Terrible" fielder either, but right now, can he seriously be worse than JHJ?!?!?
    Contrary to my earlier post in another thread, I think you are right. Rob Neyer even showed some stats that suggest he hasn't been quite as bad with the glove this season as some might think. He still isn't good, but he wouldn't be an albotross at the plate like the others. Plus, I believe he would only cost the Reds the league min.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    If the Reds picked him up would that mean we would have him next year also?He is under contract in 2010 for I think 9 mil.Would the Red Sox have to pay that as well?The options for the Reds at SS are few and if we can get a guy that has a good chance to be decent for league minimum for the next two years then I would think that this makes sense to do.If it doesn't work out then just release him.If it does then we have a vet SS for the next year and a half for next to nothing.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Looks like they are willing to eat his entire contract...

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9...release-likely

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    Looks like they are willing to eat his entire contract...

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9...release-likely

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    Not to get off the subject but this just shows the difference between winners and losers.The Red Sox have a guy making 9 mil a year but are more then willing to let another guy making less money with less experience play because he is getting the job done.They believe this so much that they will just release the vet and eat his contract.Before anyone says that the Sox have the money to do this and the Reds don't I have to point out.This isn't about money.Its just a completely different way of doing things.We could DFA Taveras and Gonzalas and replace them with guys we are already paying and probably improve the team.You could throw Lincoln in there as well.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    I'd like to see the Reds give him a shot. What's to lose?

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    Not to get off the subject but this just shows the difference between winners and losers.The Red Sox have a guy making 9 mil a year but are more then willing to let another guy making less money with less experience play because he is getting the job done.They believe this so much that they will just release the vet and eat his contract.Before anyone says that the Sox have the money to do this and the Reds don't I have to point out.This isn't about money.Its just a completely different way of doing things.We could DFA Taveras and Gonzalas and replace them with guys we are already paying and probably improve the team.You could throw Lincoln in there as well.
    Well said.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Maybe they'll take Willy and/or Lincoln
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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    a .352 OBP is at least 50 pts higher than what we're trotting out 1-2 these days...

    I don't think he's a "Terrible" fielder either, but right now, can he seriously be worse than JHJ?!?!?

    He'd be an incremental increase that's for sure. Better than anything else we can put out at SS for the next year at least.

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    He would be fore sure?

    Any reason why you are so excited over 120 some PA? I certainly cant get pumped up to a point where it will make me ignore his stats from 07 on.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    I love these daily threads where some scrub is cut from other teams and people say we should pick him up. This isn't the Jim Bowden/Carl Linder Reds anymore. . . . contrary to popular belief.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    I love these daily threads where some scrub is cut from other teams and people say we should pick him up. This isn't the Jim Bowden/Carl Linder Reds anymore. . . . contrary to popular belief.
    No doubt. Scrap-pile fascination.
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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    I love these daily threads where some scrub is cut from other teams and people say we should pick him up. This isn't the Jim Bowden/Carl Linder Reds anymore. . . . contrary to popular belief.
    If you guys think Gonzo or one of the other available free agents is a good option for next year then your right.I'm not sure that we can find someone better then Lugo to man SS next season.If we sign another SS it would surly be for at least 3 or 4 million a year for about the same production as we could expect from him at league min. I would love to hear a better idea.

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    Re: Red Sox DFA Julio Lugo

    If lugo is our best option for SS next year we should just play 4 outfielders


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