Friday, July 31, 2009

And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'...
For those who don't have the time to read the whole article, here's the main part:

"Bronson Arroyo, a 2003 Red Sox [team stats] teammate of David Ortiz [stats] and Manny Ramirez [stats], said yesterday he would not be shocked to discover his name on the list of 104 major league ballplayers who tested positive in the spring of 2003 for using performance-enhancing drugs . . . Back then, Arroyo said via phone from Cincinnati, he was using both androstenedione, which was not banned until the 2004 season, and amphetamines, which were not banned until 2006. The only reason Arroyo stopped using andro was because he heard through the grapevine that, because of lax production standards, some andro was laced with known steroids, such as Winstrol."

It began by losing their grasp of first place to us, then the roid allegations, now Chris Dodd even has cancer. What a shitty week for New England. As of now, they have a little over an hour to make a big impact trade for either Gonzalez or Martinez, and if they don't they could have problems next weekend in the Bronx. The wheels are coming off the Red Sox Nation bandwagon and fast.

I really hope John Henry accepted that tissue on Twitter. He probably needs it.

1 comment:

adam said...

Victor Martinez isn't an impact trade... right now, it's basically a joke of a trade in which they give up their wealth of pitching prospects for a guy who won't really help them win that many games down the stretch and will be borderline useless in the playoffs. Gonzalez would've been, but it's not happening.

If we pick up Hairston as many outlets are reporting, I think it'll be a good move for another utility player. Impact move, no, but a good move. His numbers are due for some regression towards last year's, especially if you put him in the Yankees ballpark.