Sunday, November 27, 2011

Red Sox Check Into Wandy Rodriguez

The Red Sox search for good pitching through trades continues as reports have indicated that they have contacted the Astros about lefty Wandy Rodriguez. Rodriguez completed his fourth straight season with an ERA under 4.00, going 11-11/3.49/166 in 191 innings and 30 starts. Rodriguez is the only remotely good player in the Astros system, so it would probably take quite a bit of prying to get him. He would probably be just under what Gio Gonzalez would demand from the A's. The Astros would probably part with him for a package around Will Middlebrooks and/or Bryce Brentz, quite similar to Gio Gonzalez. Rodriguez would be a guy who would probably fit in as the #3 or 4 starter in the Red Sox rotation and would make one of the most formidable rotations in baseball when healthy. Just like Gio Gonzalez, I would be thrilled if the Red Sox could acquire Rodriguez; but only for a certain price.

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