So since my last update, there has been a FLURRY of free agent action regarding the Sox. My ongoing thoughts:
- PEDRO I don't blame Pedro for taking the 4th year,
and I don't blame the Sox for not offering it. Best of luck to
you…I'll watch when the Mets are on TV.
- RENTERIA May have been slightly reactionary to
losing Pedro, but I like this pickup. A solid defensive
shortstop, better offensively than Cabrera. I just hope it
doesn't put the wheels in motion for the Sox to lose Hanley.
- CLEMENT not the jewel of the free agent starters available, but a solid starter. Could benefit from being around Schilling.
- MILLER I LOVE this pickup…low risk, potential high
reward. Much like the Mantei deal. Especially the fact that
if I'm not mistaken, the Sox control Miller after 2005 as well, even
though this is only a 1 year deal.
Other stuff to do that would leave me content…trade Millar for just
about anything, and make Minky the everyday first baseman. Resign
Tek to a reasonable contract (and by that, I mean basically what the
Sox have on the table).