Monday, November 17, 2008

Hock a Lugo

Just read about this in the Globe:

"Red Sox, Tigers talking trade involving Lugo;
Sox would get Willis or Robertson in return

The Globe's Nick Cafardo reported on Sunday that the Tigers are contemplating a trade with the Red Sox that would send either lefthanded starter Nate Robertson or Dontrelle Willis to Boston in exchange for Lugo, but that some money issues would have to be resolved. Lugo appeared in just 82 games in 2008 and was lost for the season when he suffered a severly torn left quadriceps on July 11. He posted a . 268 average with one home run and 22 RBIs. Lugo also struggled defensively, committing 16 errors in 292 total chances... The Sox do not appear to have any budgetary restraints on eating some of Lugo's contract if they have to. ... Theo Epstein said Lugo is 100 percent recovered from his quadriceps tear and likely will play winter ball in the Dominican. ... From the Globe's Tony Massarotti: Should the Red Sox find a taker for Lugo this offseason, they will find themselves in a familiar predicament: paying a shortstop to play for someone else. Lugo has two years and $18 million remaining on his contract, and in all likelihood, the Sox would have to eat at least half of his salary in any deal, which means they'd be paying him in the vicinity of $4.5 million this season to ply his trade elsewhere."

Any scenario where Lugo goes somewhere else would be a good trade. I would take Dontrelle Willis' glove in return. Make this trade happen


Aaron Strout said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this trade. No disrespect to Lugo because I think he's a good guy and he played hard. He also didn't pout unlike Renteria. I would love to get Robertson vs. D-Train back in exchange (although I think Willis is fixable). Man, what an awesome starting rotation this would make for the Sox!

Johnny Rooster said...

While he didn't pout like Renteria, he certainly looked lost. I don't know why when some players come to Boston, they just lose it. While this may happen to other teams, it seems like it affects the Red Sox in particular.