Not sure how much truth there is to the rumor that the Sox are frontrunners in a potential trade involving Mark Buehrle, the Chicago White Sox pitcher. Remember him? He's the guy that threw a no-hitter this past April.
They say pitching is what makes a team great, and adding a guy like this to our list of pitchers can only help. He may be the last piece of the puzzle, that we need. Its intriguing, considering who we currently have, and who's down in the minors, etc. Would this mean Wakefield shifts to middle relief? Does Tavarez to back to the pen? Do Lester or Buckholtz and Gabbard stay put in Pawtucket? Who of our prospects would they sacrifice? Maybe Schilling will take more time to rest up than just 15 days?
Just knowing we have all of these options to play with is awesome. Last year it seemed we were ready to take a few high school pitchers, we were so desperate. What a difference a year makes. You would never have seen a cartoon like this one, this time last year.
Stayed tuned for more details. In the meantime, get ready 4PM today for a pitcher's showdown, as Jay Peevy and Josh Beckett battle it out. Could this be a preview of the 2007 Game One World Series matchup???