Monday, October 22, 2012

Sox Land Yet Another Compensation Carpenter

Geez, you'd think the Red Sox needed some re-modeling work in the bullpen with all the 'Carpenters' they keep landing in compensation deals. Yet another pitcher named Carpenter is coming our way (added to the wrong Chris Carpenter who came in the Theo deal). This one—David Carpenter—is about as forgettable as you can get. He was about to be dumped off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster anyway—and would soon have been available to any team for $20,000. Carpenter was part of the big July trade with Houston that brought J.A. Happ and Brandon Lyon to Canada. In his career, the 27-year old right-hander has an underwhelming 5.70 ERA in a grand total of 67 games. Last year for Toronto, he pitched 2 2/3 innings and delivered a whopping 30.38 ERA. Can't wait for his arrival in Fort Myers!