Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Red Sox Need Help in Right Field

The Red Sox have needed some help with Right Field ever since they signed J.D. Drew.  He is one of the highest paid players on the Red Sox roster, and his production has not been nearly what the Sox expected.  This year, the Red Sox have the worst offensive statistics in baseball for right field players, and unless they make a change they will continue to struggle at that position.  Management has publicly stated that they need help and need to make a change at right field, which is something they should have said years ago.   

Help may be on the way!  Carlos Beltran has been having a good year for the Mets, and he is on the trading block.  Beltran has not been a big producer over the past couple of seasons, but he made the All-Star team this year and may be just what the Sox need.  He has a no-trade clause, but he has said that he would be willing to accept a trade offer to go to a contending team.  Back in 2004 he was traded from the Royals to the Astros mid-season and the trade paid off.  While his batting average was not stellar, he hit 23 home runs and had 53 RBI's in 90 games with the Astros.  He led the Astros to the NLCS, where they fell short to the Cardinals. 

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