Friday, February 1, 2013

Red Sox Were Offered Coghlan In 3-Way Deal

Chris Coghlan
Prior to their acquisition of 36-year old Lyle Overbay, the Red Sox were offered a 3-way deal by an unnamed NL club that would have sent Chris Coghlan to Boston. Coghlan—the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year—has been (to put it charitably) on a downward career spiral ever since. Between injuries and flat-out lousy play his average has gone from .321 to .268 to .230 to .140 over the last four years. His on-base percentage has gone from a high of .390 in 2009 down to a shocking .212 last year. Besides, he's never played first base. How does the phrase go: "Some of the best trades are the ones never made"? Hello.