The Red Sox shortstop saga appears to be at an end. According to reports, the club and free agent shortstop Marco Scutaro have reached agreement on a two-year contract, pending a physical. Alas, the Sox no longer have to contemplate shifting Dustin Pedroia to shortstop! Truth be told, I thought the whole "Pedroia to shortstop" thing may have been floated as posturing by the Red Sox in the hope Toronto would think twice about offering Scutaro arbitration.
The thinking being that if the Blue Jays feared the market for their former shortstop might not be as hot without the Red Sox, then Scutaro might have accepted arbitration and the Jays could haveábeen stuck with two shortstops, something Toronto ownership definitely would not have wanted. Thus, the possibility they might not have ...
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