With Josh Beckett and Jon Lester having disappointing seasons the Red Sox are reportedly looking to land a pair of pitchers from Miami.
ESPN reports that the Red Sox have expressed interest in acquiring Miami Marlins pitchers Josh Johnson and Anibal Sanchez. The latter was a Red Sox farm hand who was traded to Miami in the Josh Beckett deal.
It’s nice to see the Red Sox looking to improve their pitching staff, but there’s just one problem, Johnson and Sanchez haven’t been much better than Beckett and Lester this season.
Beckett and Lester each sport 5-8 records with respective ERAs of 4.53 and 5.46 while Johnson and Sanchez have matching 5-7 records with respective ERAs of 4.35 and 3.94.
Trading for two players having mediocre seasons because the team’s two supposed stars are having poor seasons will not be the answer for the Red Sox down the stretch, they are better off saving the prospects and standing pat. Boston is not a serious World Series contender with or without a slight pitching upgrade.
Gonzo on Fire
Adrian Gonzalez is finally starting to heat up for the Red Sox and he was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.
Over the week Gonzalez hit .429 with three home runs and 12 RBI through seven games. The All Star first baseman has risen his average to .296 after a tough start to the year, he is hitting .407 since June 25.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru