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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Will 'Lob-O-Cini' Alfredo Be Dealt Away Soon?
offers the best description of Red Sox resident loon
"He can be on the moon and then next thing you know, he's right here, so it's pretty special."
Therein lies the conundrum. Over the last couple of years, Aceves has been one of the most effective right-handers in baseball: as a starter, a long man and a closer. He is extremely versatile and can still bring it in the mid-90's. The problem, of course, is that he can be quirky—
during live batting practice this year was just the latest in a string of bizarre behaviors since coming to Boston from
The Evil Empire (© 2003 Lawrence Lucchino)
. So, were his recent shenanigans enough to ship him out of
? Word has come down that GM
has "met" with Aceves' agent. It's also known that
there are a lot of clubs with a strong interest in taking a risk on Alfredo
. Finally, the Red Sox are already well-stocked in the rotation
the pen—and also
have further options not far away in the minors. Sounds like a recipe for a trade. Stay tuned.
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