Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Will Mike Carp Be Swapping Dugouts Tonight?

The one hot trade rumor swirling around the Red Sox lately is a deal sending 1B/OF/DH Mike Carp to the Pirates—tonight's opponent at jetBlue Park. If the sides are close, it would be a convenient swap of dugout and uniform—with Carp simply moving across the diamond. Grady Sizemore's hot Spring has created a crowded conundrum in the outfield, so a Carp trade might make sense. On the other hand, Carp has been outstanding in his limited role with Boston, so it would be kind of a shame to jettison the 27-year old slugger. Decisions, decisions.