Sunday, December 23, 2012

Swisher Inks With Tribe; LaRoche & Nats Close

Your New 1B Mauro Gomez?
If the Mike Napoli deal falls through, the Red Sox will have very few first base options. Nick Swisher (thankfully) signed today with the Cleveland Indians and reports suggest that Adam LaRoche and the Nationals are getting closer to a deal. So, about the only in-house alternative for Boston would be Mauro Gomez—while a LaRoche signing would free up Michael Morse for a trade with Washington. None of these are good alternatives in our view and leave Boston with a potential huge hole in the infield and lineup.