The Baseball Desert

Monday, March 20, 2006

All In The Game

Isn't it always the way? Just one day after my nine-year-old daughter finally noticed another player on the Red Sox besides David Ortiz ("ça, c'est Big Papi, numéro trente-quatre"), Bronson - the object of her attention - is on his way out of town.

Reb puts it perfectly:
In his eagerness to stay and play for the Nation, Bronson made a miscalculation. He was too generous with his hometown discount. He signed so far below market value that his contract became coveted throughout the league, and it was only a matter of time before an offer was made that could not be refused.
Still, it's not all doom and gloom - we traded a guy who had 100 strikeouts last year and in return got a guy who had 116, so we're already ahead of the game, right?