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Cherington Moving Fast

According to a tweet from’s Jon Paul Morosi, the Red Sox are not wasting any time in the wake of dealing Marco Scutaro to the Rockies. GM Ben Cherington has already intensified his pursuit of free agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt. It makes sense that the Sox will go hard after Oswalt, but I think it’s important to remember that the right handed starter is not the elite pitcher he once was. However, if Cherington is able to pluck the 34 year old off the market, he will anchor the bottom half of the rotation and has a ton of upside.

Continue to check back as TSWD monitors the situation.

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2 thoughts on “Cherington Moving Fast

  1. The Dupe on said:

    See ya Scutaro. So the battle for SS begins? I hope they don’t use the money for Edwin Jackson.

  2. I don’t believe Edwin Jackson is a wise choice unless Boras was willing to take a one year deal.

    Oswalt seems to make sense, but he’s a Missouri boy. Think he wants to pitch for Cards. St. Louis fans aren’t quite the same as Boston.

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