Red Sox Won't Bring In Replacement

Friday, June 6, 2008

Rumors have surfaced that the Red Sox might look to bring in a free agent to replace David Ortiz. Among the names that have surfaced, Kenny Lofton and Barry Bonds stick out as the top two. However, the Red Sox have Chris Carter and Brandon Moss platooning in the role and they are doing a fine job. There is no need to bring in a new face and disrupt the chemistry of a first place team.

It doesn't look like Bonds will ever play in the major leagues again. Besides from being a distraction in the clubhouse, no one wants to pay 15 million dollars for a .270 hitter who might hit 25 homeruns. As for Lofton, he might get a job this season. He would have been smart to take the Rays offer before the season starter. The Cubs don't need him now with Jim Edmonds heating up. The Mariners or Padres could take a chance on him, but he might be done as well.


Bucky, NY 3:04 PM CDT  

I wrote this yesterday when you had Giles in a bogus rumor, unless Manny and Ellsbury are out for more than a week or two they will not bring anyone in. This is why you build a farm system.

Anonymous 6:10 PM CDT  

How do you know Bonds wants $15M? Just because he used to make that does not mean he still wants that amount or he won't play. I'm just curious if you have a source, or just made the $15M up.

Anonymous 7:22 AM CDT  

Bonds has no choice in the matter...he may want 15 m but people aren't knocking down his door to give 2 mil

Bucky, NY 9:19 AM CDT  

Bonds will not play this season and is probably done, nor would he command that type of money for a shortned season or even a full season, he is done and lets leave him be he has enough to deal with.