Is Marco Scutaro the Answer for the Boston Red Sox at Shortstop?

Posted: 29th November 2009 by Anthony Emerson in MLB
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The rumors that the Boston Red Sox are interested in former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Marco Scutaro are flurrying. I prefer Scutaro to almost every other shortstop on the market for the Red Sox. Boston has already let their shortstop from last season's stretch, Alex Gonzalez, go to Toronto. Scutrao's defense is not as good as Gonzalez's defense, but it's passable compared to some of the other shortstops the Red Sox had since the traded Nomar Garciaparra back in 2004. Both Scutaro and the Red Sox brass have expressed very serious interest in each other. Scutaro has always seemed to be underrated. He was never a really good offensive player. 2009 was his best season, as he hit .282 with 12 home runs and 60 RBI, all career highs. His OBP last season was .379 and his slugging percentage was ...

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