Uh… OK, well here’s something new. And kind of hilarious– though probably not the worst notion for the Red Sox, at least from an on-field perspective.
#RedSox may not be done making moves yet. They have interest in Yunel Escobar, source says.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 4, 2012
Call me crazy, but I still have some faith that Escobar has good years ahead of him. Obviously, from his past results, the bat is a whole lot better than he showed last year, and he still plays a solid shortstop. That said, I’d be much happier having a team like the Red Sox counting on him than a team like the Jays. And much, much happier with John Farrell managing him again. Because that went so bloody well the first time.
Hilarious, frankly. I mean, you want to talk about a Sox-Jays rivalry? Giddy up. Make it happen, Boston.
But even if it doesn’t, things are still going to be fun when Boston comes to town next season (apart from the fact that, as Buster Olney notes, the Sox’ lineup will be murder on lefties, and the Jays have three of them currently in their rotation).
John Farrell cuts off question on coming to Toronto for second series of the season: “Looking forward to it.”
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) December 4, 2012
Not as much as we are, Johnny boy.
Ahh, but Farrell did lay on the “saying the right things” stuff that he does so well, trying to smooth things over with the all of us (via Jen Royle)…
So… there’s that.
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