Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red Sox Make Another Low-Risk High-Reward Deal

The Red Sox continued thier cautious ways by signing yet another player who can be good and bad at times. They acquired right handed starter Boof Bonser (right) from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. Bonser missed the 2009 season after having arthroscopic surgery in February to deal with tears in his labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Bonser pitched for the Twins in 2006-2008 after being drafted in the first round by the Giants in 2000. Bonser had a good rookie season in '06, going 7-6 with a 4.22 ERA. Then in '07 and '08, his career went in rapid decline. In '07, he went 8-12 with a 5.10 ERA and in '08 he went 3-7 with a 5.93 ERA. His surgery may have helped this strugling pitcher, as the Red Sox boosted their farm system as they have been doing over this offseason. Today was also the last day of the Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis.


  1. Where in the world did he get a name like that? Seems a bit shaky -- I hope the ptiching staff can whip him into shape.