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"Lou is not talking about mechanics when he goes out to the mound,"
~Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Beckett to Red Sox

Well, please disregard the previous post. Pending a physical Beckett and Lowell are headed to Boston in exchange for Hanley Ramirez, Annibal Sanchez, and Jesus Delgado.

Delgado might just be a throw in, but I expect Ramirez and Sanchez to be on the Marlins opening day roster. Ramirez,21, has been the top prospect in the Red Sox system for quite sometime. His minor league stats have yet to live up to the billing, but the potential is there. He hit just .271/.335/.385 in AA last year.

Sanchez on the other hand was spectacular. He posted a 3.45 ERA in AA while striking out 63 and walking only 16 in 57 innings.

Is this deal better than the one invloving the Rangers? That all depends on Ramirez. I'm confident he will be a better than average SS, but he really hasn't done anything yet to validate those feelings.

It's getting late and I have a presentation to do in the morning. I just wanted to correct the false assumption I made 2 days ago.

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