The Sox have a day off and I hope Tito and company are giving some long, hard thought to their Toronto debacle. Here’s my thoughts on the situation:
1. Why doesn’t Tito just let his starters pitch? Beckett is a beast and he gets into one jam with 2 outs and 95 pitches and Tito pulls him? Just in time for Delcarmen to come in and serve Frank Thomas a delicious veal parm grinder on the first pitch. They don’t call him The Big Hurt because it hurts when he sits on your tail, even though it does. Keep Beckett in! He’s hunted deer bigger than The Big Hurt no problem. I wanted to bite Tito’s ankles when he gave Beckett the hook.
2. Kyle Snyder is designated for assignment? Seriously? This makes as much sense as acquiring Sean Casey. My fellow Texan Kyle Snyder (3.81 ERA in 54.1 innings in 2007) has been nothing but a stand-up mop-up man since coming to the Red Sox after being designated for assignment by the Royals. Why not send Bryan Corey and his 11.25 ERA southbound 95 to make room for Beckett. Corey is going to Pawtucket anyway when Timlin recovers from his hunting injury. There is no need to cut guys. Let things play out until Timlin comes back. Who knows, someone could get injured in the meantime. Manny could break a dreadlock or Julio Lugo could throw his arm out trying to get the ball to first.
3. Speaking of Lugo, someone needs to feed this guy. He weighs 87 pounds and is too feeble to throw a ball from shortstop to first. If he needs some help building muscle, I could introduce him to the Bones and Raw Food Diet. Kevin Millar eats it and he’s batting .389.