Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Red Sox Trade For Carp As First Base Insurance

Ben Van Houten, Mariners
Well, the Angles may have a Trout, but now we've got a Carp. The Red Sox acquired first baseman Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations or a PTBNL. The 26-year old Carp has never reached his full potential as a major leaguer—due to injuries and under-performance. He will be another left-hand hitting option behind Mike Napoli at first. In four seasons, he's hit .255 with 18 home runs, but does possess major home run hitting potential. A good low-risk, high-return pick-up.