Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched just enough north of mediocre that, hopefully, the Dodgers (and any others who might be interested in him) got a little more interested.

The trade scuttlebutt was ignited last week when it was speculated that LA would send their outfield star (and Pedroia buddy) Andre Eithier to the Fens for the 30-yeard old Japanese righty and rookie Ryan Kalish. Makes sense. Dice-K is a West Coast marketing magnet, has a reasonable salary left, and Kalish might be a star someday. On the other hand, the Red Sox can handle Eithier's soon-to-be ballooning salary requirements and they would have the big bat they've needed since Manuel Aristides (Onelcida) Ramirez entered the Green Monster to relieve himself for the last time.

So, let's play out the string, get to the off-season, and get Eithier.