Monday, June 13, 2011
Why The Red Sox Should Target Mike Minor
With injuries to several pitchers in the Red Sox organization, I think that the Red Sox should make a move. After exploring options, I decided that they should go after Braves pitcher Mike Minor. The Red Sox could put together a little package together, maybe including Lars Anderson and Darnell McDonald to acquire Minor and maybe David Ross. Minor is still a young player, and a former top prospect, as he is still only 24. In the major leagues this season, Minor is 0-2/4.50/15 in 4 starts and 22 innings for the Braves. Last year, he went 3-2/5.98/43 in 40 2/3 innings. His numbers are not too gaudy and the Braves may be losing faith in him, which is why the Red Sox may be able to swoop in and grab him for a low price. The Red Sox coaching staff could turn him around as they have done with so many other pitchers, including Andrew Miller. Minor is a left-handed starter, which would be good because the only lefty in the Red Sox rotation currently is Jon Lester. They could use him as a long reliever as well, but he may be more effective as a starter. I would not be surprised to see Minor's name pop up in trade conversations with the Red Sox later this year.