Tuesday, July 3, 2007
The Red Sox are eyeing struggling Astros closer Brad Lidge, if he becomes available. The Astros continue to fall out of contention now twelve games behind the Brewers. Meanwhile, Astros front office has been pressured to make a change and could receive good compensation in return from the Red Sox. This season, Lidge is 2-1 with a 2.34 ERA and 44 K and has been the subject of many trade rumors when he got off to a slow start this season. The sooner he comes back, the better chances the Astros will have of trading him.