Hot Off-season Sox Moves
Published Monday, December 26, 2005 by Jon | E-mail this post
The Sox brass have already had a busy off-season but there is still a lot of work to be done. If the season were to start today, the Sox would have three major holes in their line-up: center field, shortstop, and first base. (Since Manny is a signed player, I am going ahead as if he is our left fielder.) With this said, what should GM's by committee Ben & Jed do?2006 Centerfielder for the Boston Red Sox: Andy Roddick
2006 First Baseman for the Boston Red Sox: Jeremy Bloom
- First and foremost, he has waaaay more sex appeal than Johnny Damon.
- In 2005, he earned $1.8 million. He'd be a great bargain on John Henry's payroll!
- He holds the record for the fastest serve ever recorded (150 mph). Just think of all those 150mph home runs screeching out of Fenway.
- We all know he can hit a ball. He can probably catch a ball too. But if not, he's at least hot.
2006 Short Stop for the Boston Red Sox: Tom Brady
- He has already played college football and is an olympic freestyle skiier....why can't he play baseball too?
- He holds the record for the longest punt return in Big XII championship history and the record for the longest touchdown reception in University of Colorado history. He'll definitely fly around those bases at Fenway with all that speed.
- He won't go around yelling 'Cowboy Up' or selling Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- He skis in moguls. If there was any doubt to begin with, this should clearly show that he's qualified play first base. But if not, he's at least hot.
- Tom played baseball in college and was even drafted by the Montreal Expos.
- 3 championships in 4 years or 1 championship in 87 years? You chose.
- The Super Bowl MVP is a proven leader and class act.
- Unlike Edgar, Tom can play under the scrutiny of Boston's fans and provide the consistency necessary at the most important infield position. But if not, he's at least hot. :-)