BSI Weekly Wrap-up: 1/7/12 – 1/14/12


It’s been a busy week here at BSI despite not a lot of ground moving deals from the Red Sox.  With that, let’s get you caught up on the past week that was, here at BSI.


– After Theo Epstein acquired Anthony Rizzo from the San Diego Padres, we looked at how he has committed to rebuilding the Cubs, something he should’ve done while he was in Boston.


– Earl looks at the option of a “closer by committee” scenario for the upcoming year with Aceves being the main go to guy.

Ryan reports that the Red Sox have signed Aaron Cook to a minor league deal.  Another buy low and hope like hell he can perform move from Cherington.


Manager Bobby Valentine continued his “meet the players tour” and was able to have a sit down with Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz.  But surprise, still no Carl Crawford.

– Barry Larkin got called to Cooperstown and Earl breaks down his career.

– Earl speculates that Prince Fielder could sign in Texas and surmises that this move could keep Boston out of the World Series for the next 10 years. 


– with the lack of pitching depth being acquired, we look at whether or not the Red Sox could be waiting for the 2013 free agent class of starting pitchers .

– when the Cubs inked free agent pitcher, Paul Maholm, you can’t help but get the feeling that Theo continues to torment the Red Sox. 


– the Red Sox traded for utility infielder Brad Emaus from the Colorado Rockies.  A move that now crowds the Boston infield. 

– Earl examines the possible remaining free-agent pitchers that would make logical sense for the Red Sox to sign. 


– our latest poll results show that Red Sox fans don’t want the team to aggressively pursue Cuban defector Yoennis Cespedes.

– you could win a date with Heidi Watney.  Details included.

– Ryan recaps Theo Epstein’s first interview since he left for Chicago.


– when word gets out that the price has dropped for free-agents Hiroki Kuroda and Roy Oswalt, we believe the time is now to sign Oswalt. 

– our friends at Seedlings to Stars did an in-depth look at the Red Sox prospects.

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