Tuesday, July 22, 2003

The wheels are starting to turn

The Sox traded Brandon Lyon and minor league pitcher Anastacio Martinez to the Pirates today for lefthander Scott Sauerbeck and minor league lefthander Mike Gonzalez. I thought Lyon did a pretty good job for the Sox, but he was the last man in the pen at present, and I think the Sox sold high. Sauerbeck dominates lefties, and is pretty solid against righties, so they can use him alternately as a lefty specialist or as a setup man.

Speculation is that this trade sets up another, as it gives the Sox three lefties in their bullpen (Embree, Fossum, and Sauerbeck). I'm fantasizing about Fossum, Kevin Youkilis, Trot Nixon, and a prospect to Montreal for Vladimir Guerrero and Javier Vasquez. Hey, a girl can dream.

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