Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Red Sox May Go "On the Cheap" With Matt Adams At 1B

President John Quincy Adams (L); Matt Adams (R)
The miserly nature of Red Sox principal owner John Henry may be coming to the fore again. Rumors are flying today that Boston may have interest in trading for mediocre Braves 1B Matt Adams. While he has the perfect last name for a Boston player, pretty much everything else is lacking in Adams. For example: he has never hit more than 20 HRs in a season (he did hit exactly 20 once); he's a .271 lifetime hitter with an OBP of just .315; in six seasons he has hit a total of 75 HRs (an average of 12.5 a year). Oh, and in 26 post-season games (six against Boston) the 29-year-old hit .226. So, how exactly will this solve the Power Shortage in the Red Sox lineup? It won't. Gee, we wonder why the NOG (New Ownership Group) are interested in Adams? Maybe the fact that he earned only $2.8 million last year? Bad trade idea—no biscuit!