Sunday, October 30, 2011

Conor Says... Trade For Jonathan Sanchez

With a fairly weak free agent market for pitchers this season, the Red Sox may have to make a trade to improve their depth. Ben Cherington seems like a very different GM than Theo Epstein, so I don't expect us to be signing C.J. Wilson to a huge contract this offseason. However, we do need to get at least a solid pitcher, and trading may be the best way to do that. A name that may be moveable as well as affordable could be Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez had a down year in 2011, with a 4-7/4.26/102 line. However, he was destroyed by injuries and only made 19 starts coming off a stellar 2010 campaign in which he went 13-9/3.09/205. The Giants have a surplus of pitching, but they are not so well off when it comes to hitting. Because of the Red Sox opposite charges, they could pull off a fairly even deal. The Red Sox may not even have to part with a player of the caliber of Kevin Youkilis and may be able to put together a package of Josh Reddick and Jed Lowrie/Mike Aviles for Sanchez. Comment what you think!

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