Ever since 2004, when the Red Sox traded Nomar Garciaparra on July 31st, the Red Sox have not had a solid shortstop. They have gone through Edgar Renteria, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Jed Lowrie, and Nick Green. Alex Gonzalez and Jed Lowrie (in '08) were probably the most solid of these because of their defense. Now the Red Sox may have killed this curse in one felled swoop, by signing Marco Scutaro. Now it looks like Pedroia isn't going to have to move to shortstop. For all people who do not think that this is a good move I would like to tell you the trades I did approve: Manny Ramirez for Jason Bay, prospects for Jeremy Hermida, Justin Masterson for Victor Martinez; which have all been great for the Sox. Scutaro batted .282 with 12 homers and 60 RBIs this year, which, it is true, was his only good season, but now he's playing for a contender, so he may pick his game up a notch.