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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

The hot topic lately has been whether or not the Sox are going to try to trade for Beltran, and let me tell you that I am dead-set against this idea. The last thing the Sox need is another free agent, nor do they need any more offense. What the Sox need most is another reliable starting pitcher - didn't your mother ever tell you that pitching wins championships, not offense? I'm not too big on the idea of selling the farm for a rental player. If the Sox are going to dump good prospects because they're going to go for it all this season, then they need to dump them for someone (i.e. a pitcher, not another centerfielder) who is capable of making an immediate impact. Freddy Garcia, Livan Hernandez (whom I thought the Sox were going for last year when they ended up with fucking Jeff Suppan,) maybe Odalis Perez, but I don't think he'll be up for trade considering that the Dodgers don't exactly have an excess of good starting pitching (Hideo Nomo.)
In any case, I would hate to see good prospects like Youkilis and Shoppach get traded away for some three-month moron. Why don't we just start shopping TradeBait (i.e. Nomar)? He's bitter, he's angry, he doesn't want to stay, and he wants to be overpaid. In addition the Sox have a great defensive replacement for him, and I just outright don't like the guy.