Edgar renteria has been traded to the Atlanta Braves for 3B prospect Andy Marte according to sources including Peter Gammons of ESPN.
This was a salary dump, pure and simple. Do you think the Red Sox are actively seeking third base prospects? No! We have Mike Lowell, we offered arbitration to Bill Mueller, and if that's not enough, Kevin Youkilis is on the verge of being a Major League player. We were, however, seeking to get rid of Renteria's contract.
It would have been great if we had been capable of doing this deal earlier which would have freed us to enter into the AJ Burnett sweepstakes with more ammunition.
What will the Red Sox do with this extra money lying around? Pay Johnny Damon? Get some pitching? Build 200 luxury seats that cost $1,000 each?