Re: Bedard Getting Rocked by Rays
posted at 7/30/2011 2:18 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Bedard Getting Rocked by Rays
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bedard Getting Rocked by Rays : Duquette says Bedard doesn't like the spotlight, etc., etc. Who knows? In any case, Theo should not and probably will not go by one game. We can't know what he was looking for tonight and has been asking around to see what people think. Bedard might be OK ( might be ) but only, as you say, if a serviceable RFer is also on the way. Still, hate to lose a guy who seems to be playing as though a light bulb has gone on in his head. Let's face it, the Sox are in a bind
. Even if Buchholz returns, he may not be himself in time to help this club. As moon has said, the Sox need a reliable mid-rotation guy, not just any old pitcher to fill the gap. All the other GM's know what the score is. Kuroda could answer the description above, and might even be a little better in Boston if given some early runs to work with. And he's a gamer. Not much chance of his wilting under the pressure -- and that should be a consideration. ( See Duquette, FWIT. ) Both Bedard and Harden are threats to end up on the DL. Theo might surprise and send a rasher of top prospects for Ubaldo with the idea of "now, now, now." By Monday, there will be plenty to yack about.
Posted by expitch
Well, it's not the kind of bind they were in - in '09. Tek was hurt and George Kottaras wasn't the answer. The perception was they needed VMART to get into
the PO's. It turned out to be a double-edged sword (in the PO's).
In any event, Theo wisely held out, and held Buch out of the equation.
This year, I think they can make the PO's without
making a deal, although that's up for debate. So, he does have some
leverage. I can't see him cutting a deal for the sake of making a trade. If he deals off a strength, then the gamble is already minimized.
But I'm betting he won't buckle under to get the short end. He can stand pat and move some inner pieces. For example, moving Miller to the pen and bringing up Lavarnway. And there's always the waiver wire after the 31st...