“Without a Curse” Episode 480: “Marco Scutaro Trade Is Unlike Any Trade The Red Sox Have Previously Made” (1/23/12)
Hosted by: Alex Reimer
First off, congratulations to the Patriots for advancing to their fifth Super Bowl in the past ten years. The most comforting thing of all from the game against Baltimore is that for the first time in a long time, the defense carried the day…
But as far as the Red Sox go, there is minimal positive news as January heads to a conclusion. Last week Carl Crawford underwent wrist surgery even though this wrist injury supposedly had been bothering him since the end of September. Why wait until now to have the surgery? This speaks poorly on both Crawford and the Red Sox..
The Red Sox also traded their starting shortstop, Marco Scutaro, to “free up” salary to make a run at a starting pitcher to fill out the rotation. Since when did the Red Sox have to make “salary dumps?” While they continually shove “Red Sox Nation” advertising garbage down our throats, they’re cutting payroll. How insulting. Theo deserves blame too for leaving the Red Sox in this kind of “financial inflexibility” and for also leaving the farm system thin in depth.
In the “Around the League” segment, Alex looks at Victor Martinez tearing his ACL and Fausto Carmona not being the Fausto Carmona whom you thought he was…(if that makes sense).
“The Alex Reimer Show” is preempted again this Saturday (1/28). We’ll be back on the air from 2-4 PM EST on Saturday 2/4. Listen from 2-4 PM EST on WGAM “The Game” (900 AM Nashua and 1250 AM Manchester) as well as online at www.wgamradio.com.
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