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Postby nsulham » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:16 pm

For Doug Mirabelli

Mark Loretta will be traded to the Red Sox for Doug Mirabelli, the Boston Herald reports.
It's all but done and could be announced later today. Loretta is only scheduled to make $3.75 million after a trade bonus, so it looks like a very good deal for Boston. He could bat second regardless of whether Edgar Renteria returns. Dustin Pedroia will have to return to Triple-A, perhaps for the full season. However, the Red Sox could look at Pedroia at shortstop if they trade Renteria


I don't like losing Mirabelli, considered the best backup catcher in the game and Wake's personal catcher, but I suppose Shoppach can backup Tek now. Downside to that though is Shoppach probably can't be used in any deals.

I like getting Loretta. As the blurb stated, he can bat 2nd and if Rent stays, move Rent down in the order. Just hope his wrist is healed :-o
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:23 pm

the pads have been involved in every deal so far this off season, haven't they? :-°

tell you the truth i never understood why most sox fans love mirabelli. ;-)

anyway...if loretta puts up the numbers he did in 03 and 04...great trade for boston.
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Postby BravesGuy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:26 pm

This should raise Loretta's fantasy value, right? Going from SD to BOS.
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Postby Music2004Man » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:28 pm

Bravesguy,

Take a look at him in spring training. If he looks like the guy who was a late bloomer pre wrist operation then go after him but if he looks like the guy we saw after the injury then you can afford to wait alittle longer.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:33 pm

As a sox fan, I love this deal. The Sox are getting a career 300 hitter with decent defense at 2B, for a back up catcher.
Losing Mirabelli does hurt defensive wise, but I'm sure Tek and Wakefield can work it out during the offseason/spring training.
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Postby Morrison8312 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:40 pm

Or Shoppach and Wake can work on it. Tek needs that break.

Love the deal ;-D
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Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:45 pm

Morrison8312 wrote:Or Shoppach and Wake can work on it. Tek needs that break.

Love the deal ;-D

I'll personally have the gold glover work with Wake, and let Shoppach work with someone else.
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Postby Morrison8312 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:50 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:
Morrison8312 wrote:Or Shoppach and Wake can work on it. Tek needs that break.

Love the deal ;-D

I'll personally have the gold glover work with Wake, and let Shoppach work with someone else.


As long as he gets a break I'm fine with it ;-D
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Postby RocketsDWM » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:03 pm

Great trade even though it is sad to see Mirabelli go. He was probably the best backup in the league and had some clutch hits in a red sox uniform. He always seemed to hit that homerun when the team needed it most (granted he wasnt in the lineup often). But now Loretta can fill a void at second and is an upgrade over Tony G.
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Postby cristóbal » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:05 pm

what happens to pedroia now?
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