Mike Lowell Needs Thumb Surgery, Trade with Texas Called Off

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Jeffrey Brown in MLB
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Okay Theo, now what? I have been an unabashed fan and supporter of the Red Sox General Manager since his assumption of the reigns of the Red Sox organization. I have not always agreed with the decisions he has made, but I have seldom taken him to task for the manner in which he has discharged his responsibilities. Until now. The Texas Rangers have called off their trade with the Red Sox that would have sent third baseman Mike Lowell to Arlington (along with nine million of Red Sox Nation hard-earned cash) in exchange for prospect Max Ramirez (a slugging catcher of marginal defensive capabilities). The reason? Lowell is damaged goods. Lowell injured his right thumb while taking batting practice during the last weekend of the æ09 season. In the aftermath of the teamÆs unceremonious ouster ...

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