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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Boston Red Sox

Acquired P Matt Duff from the St. Louis Cardinals for IF Tony Womack.

I hated the Red Sox signing of Tony Womack awhile back, but have to eat my words a little now.  Not that Womack isn’t a no-field, no-hit weight, but that the Red Sox actually turned a pointless signing into an actual body.  Duff is your typical minor-league veteran reliever - doesn’t throw a blazing fastball, but can control the strike zone well and keep his stuff down.  The Sox could turn to Duff in an emergency and get some decent fill-in time from him.

As for Womack, just hope that TLR thinks of him as an uber-utility guy rather than a serious contender for time at second and maybe even left.

Dan Szymborski Posted: March 23, 2004 at 01:25 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   401. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: March 19, 2004 at 07:25 AM (#572967)
Sam,

Brooks was the compensation the Mets had to give for Peterson. I doubt they'll be getting anything back.

Any word how Maddux and Dinardo are doing this spring?
   402. Walt in Maryland Posted: March 19, 2004 at 03:54 PM (#572969)
DiNardo's been sidelined with an injury (elbow?) and hasn't pitched in an ST game for Boston.
   403. Ziggy Posted: March 19, 2004 at 06:19 PM (#572972)
Maybe this is a stupid question, but is Rhodes going to inherit Folke's closer role?
   404. The Other Kurt Posted: March 19, 2004 at 07:30 PM (#572973)
Maybe this is a stupid question, but is Rhodes going to inherit Folke's closer role?

Yes. This was touted as the reason Rhodes signed with the A's: they guaranteed him the closer role. I think it was a different reason he signed with the A's. Well, nine million different reasons really, over three years.
   405. The Other Kurt Posted: March 19, 2004 at 07:35 PM (#572974)
Oh, I forgot to mention. Here's two possible plusses for the A's with a three year deal.

(1) If they want, they can use Rhodes in a relief ace role. Since his money is guaranteed, it won't affect his payday. The third year they can use him as a traditional closer, rack up the saves, and pump up his open-market value.

(2) If the A's got Foulke and cash for an unsigned and expensive "proven closer", just imagine what they could get in trade for a "proven closer" that is locked up for 2 more years at $3m per.
   406. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: March 20, 2004 at 03:31 AM (#572975)
Well i guess Mattox is as good as gone, he is out for the year. Dinardo, the one who i'm more interested in getting back, is "recovering" according to the Boston Globe. I hope Duquette is on top of this.
   407. Greg Franklin Posted: March 23, 2004 at 12:04 AM (#572098)
Red Sox find a role for Womack: Matt Duff bait.

Sox counter A-Rod trade
   408. Mr. Crowley Posted: March 23, 2004 at 02:34 AM (#572981)
It's a Duff!
   409. philevans66 Posted: March 23, 2004 at 01:41 PM (#572984)
Well, This guy seems to think Womack will be the answer.

Second base apparently will be his job. Though the lefthanded-hitting Womack played mostly shortstop last season, he is dependable at second base and in the outfield as well. He also projects as the leadoff hitter the Cardinals sorely need.
   410. jwb Posted: March 23, 2004 at 05:25 PM (#572989)
He also projects as the leadoff hitter the Cardinals sorely need.

"I may not have the best on-base percentage but I can do some things (other) people can't do," said Womack, who entered last season with a career .321 on-base percentage before falling to .251 in an injury-marred 2003.


Randal?
   411. White Sox Fan Posted: March 23, 2004 at 06:12 PM (#572992)
I'd start the "Fee Bo Hart" movement...if that was, like, a worthwhile goal.
   412. PGH Posted: March 24, 2004 at 06:24 AM (#572994)
Well, This guy seems to think Womack will be the answer.

What's the question again?
   413. Shiny Beast Posted: March 26, 2004 at 03:11 AM (#572999)
The Cardinals acquired a contract that pays Womack, 34, a maximum $1 million if he remains on the active major-league roster at least 150 days and receives 500 at-bats. Womack became available because the Red Sox also have Pokey Reese and Terry Shumpert available at second base.

Now THAT's quite a pool of available second basemen young Theo had together there in Boston.
   414. scott Posted: April 11, 2004 at 01:33 AM (#566021)
this trade 1 year later is still a good deal.
   415. Greg Franklin Posted: April 11, 2004 at 04:37 AM (#570941)
Daubach fails to last a week in Boston (2 games, 1 AB, 1 BB); Officer Frank Castillo recalled to take his spot.

Daubach DFA'd in roster crunch
   416. Flynn Posted: April 11, 2004 at 07:05 AM (#570942)
<i>Posted 12:37 a.m., April 11, 2004 (#15) - Greg Franklin (e-mail) (homepage)
   417. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: April 12, 2004 at 02:23 AM (#570944)
The Mets should claim this guy. He can play LF right?
   418. NTNgod Posted: April 12, 2004 at 03:40 AM (#570945)
(C) Why isn't Bobby Jones getting sent down? He's quite similar to Frank Castillo (see A).

For the first 10 days of the season, you can't send someone down and replace him with someone on the 40-man roster (unless the replacement is coming off the DL).
   419. Darren Posted: April 12, 2004 at 04:01 AM (#570946)
Maybe the Sox will trade Dauber to the Mets for the right to send Dinardo to them minors.
   420. Greg Franklin Posted: April 15, 2004 at 11:00 PM (#570947)
Outrighted to Pawtucket, along with Bobby M. Jones. A minor league pitcher named Phil Seibel gets the call. Is he a prospect?
   421. Greg Franklin Posted: April 29, 2004 at 03:15 AM (#551490)
Last sight of Izzy was in the Dominican Series in February 2004, playing for Licey. He was the starting RF.

http://www.baseball-analysis.com/article.php?articleid=2542 (freebie article from BPros)
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