Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Another Sox First Baseman

The Red Sox on Tuesday signed first baseman Roberto Petagine to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Petagine, 33, is a left-handed hitter and an excellent defensive first baseman who will try to take the place of Doug Mientkiewicz, recently traded to the Mets. Last season, he went .291 with 29 homers in Japan.

Interesting move. My guess is that McCarty can't be too thrilled signing that minor league contract at his age knowing the Sox are looking to fill the void before he's brought up.

But, this Petagine looks like a good glove guy with a little pop for very little money. Of course, there's the chance he won't make the opening day lineup...

So much for clearing things up at first base. If you look at Millar's off-season quotes, he didn't want to be splitting time at first with Mient. Looks like he will be the 1-7th inning guy with Petagine or McCarty cleaning up.

I am going on record now. The Sox will win more than 100 games this year...

1 comment:

  1. For lack of a better place to post this comment I added it to this thread. So the sox finally signed Tomori. Did any of you catch this fun fact?

    "Tomori hopes to join Tomo Ohka, Hideo Nomo and Dave Roberts as the only Japanese-born players to appear for Boston."


    PS - You heard it here first. Dave Roberts born in Japan and therefore worth every penny and better than Pedro ;-)