Wednesday, September 06, 2006
"Florida acquired Sanchez last November in the trade that sent Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to the Boston Red Sox. He went 3-6 this season for Double-A Carolina before joining the Marlins, and on June 25 became the second starting pitcher in 10 seasons to win his major-league debut as a visitor at Yankee Stadium."
RED SOX NATION SPEAKS:
Hindsight is 20/20, but in this case Theo and the Red Sox must feel a blinding pain from getting burned, at least by the early returns of this deal. While Josh Beckett has set records for giving up homeruns this season, Hanley Ramirez has already become one of the best shortstops in baseball, hitting around .290 with 13 homers and 44 stolen bases. The sky is the limit. Sanchez, considered the B player in the deal, has continued where he left off in the Sox minor league system, and looks like a top of the rotation starter. These two guys make the minimum, while Beckett will make over $10 million a year for the next 3 years. Ouch.