Fare thee well Julio Lugo. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
A piece of garbage that the Red Sox overpaid for after a sub par season prior to him signing, Julio Lugo never lived up to Theo’s man crush. The Sox are paying nearly all of the $13 million remaining on the contract just like when the traded Manny and other Theo crush Rent-a-wreck. Maybe it was because Manny slept with his wife that he was never right in Boston, or just the fact that he’s not a good shortstop. Who knows. With his speed, this guy would be best suited to play the outfield but he’d probably fuck that up too. Well he’s not our problem anymore. Good luck Cardinals.
In return the Sox got Chris Duncan from the Cardinals. Duncan was optioned to Pawtucket, After hitting back to back 20 home run seasons he battled injuries this season and has only hit .227 with five home runs. Let’s hope that he heals up and is a September call up that can help spell guys for a potential playoff push. I say potential since the Sox have now lost five straight and are two games back in the AL East.
The other deal of the day was the Sox acquiring Adam LaRoche from the Pirates. The Sox gave up a bag of balls and a pitching machine to make the deal, so it didn’t cost them. What bothered me was that the Indians had a deal for Victor Martinez straight up for Clay Buchholz and Theo didn’t want to pull the trigger. So instead Theo goes bargain shopping for an insurance policy in LaRoche. A year after trading his brother in the Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay trade, the Sox got the elder LaRoche to play first in base and spell Lowell who they’re trying to keep healthy. LaRoche is hitting .247 with 12 home runs 40 RBI’s this season. I would rather have gotten Martinez.
Finally the Sox are going to retire Jim Rice’s #14 on Tuesday after he’s inducted into the Hall Of Fame Sunday. Fantastic.