Boof To Boston
Just heard today that Boof Bonser was traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.
My first reaction is regret, as Boof (when healthy) has a live arm and nasty stuff that can really tie-up opposing batters.
However, he did have two pretty big strikes against him:
1. After his brilliant rookie campaign in ’06, he has never returned to that form again. Perhaps hitters figured him out and he hasn’t been able to adapt?
2. His injury status. This decade, the Twins have seen two pitchers (in Joe Mays and Francisco Liriano) struggle mightily after major arm surgery. Mays was forced to retire because he was no longer effective, while Frankie is a shell of his ’06 self.
If that big arm ever comes back, the Boofster could be a very nice addition to the BoSox.
In other news:
The most exciting player in the division…
…that being Curtis Granderson, was recently traded from the Tigers to (guess who!) the New York Yankees. Though I don’t mind the fact that he won’t be around to terrorize Twins pitching anymore, it makes me want to puke that the Yanks are at it again.