Saturday, December 17, 2011

Red Sox Potentially Interested in Joakim Soria

A report has surfaced that the Red Sox have called on the Royals about the possibility of trading for Royals closer Joakim Soria. Soria had his worst season in 2011, going 5-5/4.03/60 in 60 games and 60 1/3 innings, also saving 28/35 chances. However, his career stats are much better-- as his 162-game average is 3-3/2.40/78 in 68 games and 72 innings. However, apparently the Royals asked for too much in return and the Red Sox rejected the potential deal. I'd feel the same way, as after trading for Melancon, the Red Sox don't need to spend a whole lot of talent on developing the back end of their bullpen. On the contrary, however, having Soria, Melancon, and potentially Bard would make a very formidable bullpen. I think the Sox should wait the Royals out to see if they can get a better deal. If they cannot, they should just nix it. I'd be happy if the Sox got Soria, but not for a huge price.

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