Saturday, January 28, 2006


I didn't even bother this year. I didn't go to the virtual waiting rooms to wait for hours while someone else bought tickets. Hopefully the Sox will offer some deals for members of the Nation and I intend on going to Toronto and maybe Baltimore and New York to see the Sox play.

The bigger news is that the Red Sox got center-fielder Coco Crisp. They had to rework the deal, adding cash considerations along with a player to be named later or more cash considerations. The important thing is that we have a solid center-fielder. Not only that, David Riske is a decent releiver.

This deal really takes the pressure off the whole short-stop situation. Most teams don't have really good offensive short-stops so even if we don't get a new one, we won't be interrible shape.

Here's what our lineup currently/potentially looks like:

1. CF Crisp
2. RF Trot Nixon
3. DH David Ortiz
4. LF Manny Ramirez
5. C Jason Varitek
6. 3B Mike Lowell
7. 1B Kevin Youkilis/JT Snow
8. 2B Mark Loretta
9. SS Alex Cora

Not as great as 2003-2005, but still not that bad.