Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Rumor Mill is Churning

The LA Daily News has reported that the Sox are considering trading Joltin' Joe Crede for a package including Chone Figgins.

I really don't like this trade. Chone is a nice player, but I don't think that what the Angels would be willing to give up would be equal value to Crede. Crede is one of the top third basemen in the league; you could argue he's in the top 5. Joe Clutch has successfully built upon his solid post-season last year, and seems to be getting better and better.
Part of the reason this rumor is cropping up, is because A.) Ozzie has openly admired Chone and B.) Crede is represented by Scott Boras.
I think the best course of action would be to sign Joe to a new contract this off-season, while the cloud of back surgery hangs over his head. The surgery will somewhat diminish his value.


Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

If Joe Crede goes, so goes a piece of my heart for the Sox.
I hope this is purely speculation.

9/12/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

I hope not....sheeesh, there's a number of guys that need to go before we send off solid guys like Crede

9/12/2006 11:00 PM  

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