Saturday, April 15, 2006

Reason number 5,209,367

That I am glad I live in California. With this news, the airwaves will be buzzing with all sorts of nonsense.

I'm sure 850AM will have all sorts of talk about how the Sox should not have traded Arroyo, blah, blah, blah. As was discussed at 12 Eight, the Arroyo/Pena trade has not been universally embraced. Admittedly, I liked the deal, while recognizing that there was some risk, but also that there is upside and backup plans. Complicating this matter is that it is Wells who is hurt. Wells was roundly booed in his start - a product largely, in my opinion, of his desire to leave the Sox. I disagree that Bronson was a huge fan favorite (well except with the ladies), but as long as Wells is hurt and Wily Mo is not hitting .300/.400./600, the Big O will be whining his ass off.

As for the backup plans, they probably didn't think they would need to deploy them just yet. At least, apparently, they will give the start to DiNardo and not mess with the current bullpen rotation which is working very well.

So there you have it. For those in Boston, do yourself a favor and avoid 850 AM for the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. 850 AM no problem here in Hartford, and I think this is such a great chance for Lenny to show what he can do, and fill that gaping hole that was David Wells in the 4 spot of the rotation. Bring it on! But first, Wake, and the flutter. Now at the Fens.