Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another win on the road

Royals, schmoyals. No matter who it's against, winning on the road this season is big. You also have to win the games you're supposed to win. The Red Sox took the series with the Royals, with wins by JB and Wake, and now head to the southside of Chicago for a weekend wrap around series with the White Sox. I think winning 5 out of the last 6 would indicate some hotness. The KC series seemed to bring some bats alive, most notably Jacoby Ellsbury. How about that dinger to dead centerfield last night, eh? Here's to hoping all that continues.

Today comes word that the Red Sox are looking to pickup some depth from the Padres in a wavier wire trade for Brian Giles. I guess that sounds alright considering there's a few guys fighting through some injuries. Lowell with his hip. The freak out over Papi's wrist this week. Youk getting popped on the hand last night. At least its not broke.

The thing is Giles won't come cheap. $9 million is alot even if its late in the year and the Padres have paid him most of that already. The option for next year in lieu of the trade takes that number to $11 million. Thats not chump change. He'll have to be a real producer to make it worth while. He's been a solid player for a number of years and quite possibly could be a really good pick up. We'll see if it goes through, or gets blocked by somebody. I was just starting to get used to the idea that the club might pickup Borowski. With today's off day, both may go through.

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