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Earlier today, the Red Sox acquired infielder Kevin Frandsen from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later, or cash—they also signed free agent left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis. The question is: why? Frandsen is 27-years-old. He appeared in 23 big league games last year, hitting a not-so-robust .140, with one RBI . In announcing the trade, the Boston Globe declared, “He protects the Sox as a backup shortstop.”  Oh, really? Has anyone at the Globe ever seen him PLAY shortstop? It isn’t pretty! But that move isn’t nearly as bad as the ill-conceived series of moves the front office has made with its bullpen. Alan Embree? Really? Scott Schoeneweis? REALLY??? Look folks, I really don’t mean to be critical, but these moves are laughab ...

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