Thursday, April 23, 2009

When One Door Closes.....

Another one opens!!!!



Um, wait... That wasn't right....



There we go.

According to the almost-never-wrong Nick Cafardo, the Sox have reacquired Kason Gabbard from the Rangers in exchange for.... well, we don't actually know. One can only hope that Theo el Dio convinced the Ranja Boys that we still control the rights to Eric Gagne, which we totally intend to trade to them, and that the plan is to wait until Gabbard is safely in Boston before exclaiming "PSYCH!!!!!" and farting in their general direction. But I digress.

Gabbard had not quite matched his impressive (given that nobody knew who the hell he was when he was thrust into the 2007 rotation) Sox stat lines with the Rangers, going 4-4 with a 5.14 ERA in 20 starts between 2007 and 2008. He's also had shoulder elbow issues. However, he is what they call in the bizness a "crafty lefty", and crafty lefties don't grow on trees. So if you can get one cheap -- especially one you have presumably scouted to death and know everything there is to know about -- you probably grab him. And so the Sox apparently did.

What does this mean in terms of the current rotation? I don't think it means anything. I think it's just a typical Theo Epstein move of seeing an opportunity to obtain value and taking it. On the other hand (and with apologies to Smarty B), I have a feeling that the Dirt Dogg crowd will have, shall we say, other interpretations....


SOX GRAB GABBARD

Sign From Team That Dice-K, Buchholz Probably Dead and/or Paralyzed

WAKEFIELD NOW #2 STARTER

Panicked Trades Imminent As Team Abandons Hope of 2009 Playoffs

2 comments:

SmartyBarrett said...

PITCHING STAFF IN THE CRAPPARD

Raquel said...

HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!