You have to wonder if Theo Epstein knew Toronto was going to sign Alex Gonzalez and just let it happen, or if he was blindsided by it? With the move, one of the Red Sox best short term options is now off the table.
The Red Sox were prepared to offer Gonzalez a one-year deal for $3 million. But the veteran shortstop wasn't going to wait around for a potential offer, and took the sure thing instead.á
You have to hope the Sox have a better backup plan than Marco Scutaro, who is coming off a career year at age 34, and won't likely replicate it.
Scutaro had a nice season in 2009 (.282/.379/.409), but it's hard to get excited about him since his career stat line is .265/.337/.384
In essence, he's a pretty average hitter who's coming off a career year, which j ...
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