New Gifts Under Tree for Red Sox

Just when we all thought the worst was only starting – Epstein supposedly rebuilding
Jason Bay apparently willing to go somewhere else … Listening to more
Yank-fan gibberish – Christmas came early for the Red Sox.

First, reports of John Lackey agreeing on 5 years @ $85 Million, pending a
physical and some paperwork (it’s about time, too! I was starting to get sick of
seeing him shut us out seemingly every time we played LA over the last couple
years!).

John Lackey

Follow that up with the news that the not only are the Yankees not getting Roy
Halladay
, but that we’re only going to have to face Roy in Inter-league play
and/or the World Series. After not landing Halladay ourselves, that’s a fantastic door
prize.

The Yankees lost out again short after, with the news that Hideki Matsui is to
sign with the Angels.  Bye Bye, Godzilla.

Mike Cameron

But wait, there’s more! That’s right – for two affordable installments of $7.75 Million,
we’ll give you not just a perennial 20+HR hitter, not just arguably the best defensive
CF in the game, not just a great clubhouse personality, but all three of these in
one! Mike Cameron, welcome to Beantown! It’s yet to be mentioned if he’s
Bay’s replacement, or if he’s going to play a platoon with Hermida in left. Maybe he’ll
move to CF, moving Ellsbury to Left. Maybe move Ellsbury to RF, and Drew to LF
where he might be better suited? Regardless, we now have options.

Merry Christmas, BoSox!

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