Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Carson Smith Era Has Officially Ended In Boston

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In a bit of an "under-the-radar" move, the Red Sox today re-instated relief pitcher Carson Smith from the 60-day-disabled list but also out-righted him off the major league roster. That allows Smith to opt for free agency—which he has done. Thus, the tortured tenure of Smith in Carmine Hose has officially come to an end. What a waste! In case you've forgotten, the 29-year-old Smith came to the Red Sox in a December 7, 2015 trade with the Seattle Mariners (yeah, we notice the Pearl Harbor connection, but let's not go there, OK?). Boston sent Jonathan Aro and Wade Miley to The Land Of Microsoft for Smith and Roenis Elias. In his three seasons here, Smith hurled a grand total of 23.2 innings—giving up 23 hits, including two home runs. It was an uninspiring stay in Boston, to say the least—especially by a guy who was supposed to be the eighth-inning bridge to Craig Kimbrel (and maybe his successor as well). Miley, by the way, has re-invented himself as a top left-handed starter in the National League (2.57 ERA in 16 2018 starts for The BrewCrew). Bad trade—no biscuit.