Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How About Pap for Young?

A while back, Brendan Flaherty of Bleacher Report suggested a number of potential trades involving Jonathan Papelbon. One of them—before Beltre went to Texas—was Pap for Michael Young. The supposition was that the Sox would solve their SS conundrum with Young and Texas would be able to more easily move Neftali Perez to a starting role with Papelbon closing. This makes even more sense now, with Mike Napoli robbing Young of even more at-bats and Frank Francisco off to Toronto. Papelbon will be making around $12 million this year; Young about $16 million. This makes way too much sense. Cast a vote on this trade here.