August 1, 2009 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Will Victor Martinez be the catalyst the punchless offense is craving? He’s a great hitter — no question there. He’s a liability at first base and will make Varitek look like Pudge Rodriguez when it comes to throwing out baserunners. Most importantly he doesn’t pitch. Theo was right to make this deal for two young prospects and Masterson, but they really needed a pitcher. Even Jarrod Washburn would have been a welcome addition to the current rotation. The likelihood of Penny “turning it around” is extremely low when one considers that he has stunk for almost 2 full season now. Smoltz is a warrior but should we pin our hopes on a 42 year old now that we trail the Yankees?
Here’s hoping that J. Bay reverts back to his April/May form quickly and Wakefield recovers enough to make a contribution SOON. I’m actually starting to look forward to Dice-K back in the rotation. Scary stuff.


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