Red Sox Players Discuss Red Sox Moves and Rumors

I didn’t want to do the normal analysis today, I wanted to shake things up in a day full of shakes. A roster shakeup, and a change in the result of Red Sox games – a win. Back in first place, as well. In the vein of GM Chat, comes the Boston Red Sox Chat…
TheElNinoIsHere has entered the room.
MILLAHTIME: N THAN DA PRIEST GOS … RABIT? NOT ME!!
MILLAHTIME: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
ThereWasNothingThenThereWasDamon: hahahaaha..funny..it was a good one..
arroyOHNO: Did you guys hear, I’m still heeeeere, no AJ Burnett, no … Bobaaaa Fett, I’m still here, did you heaaaarrr…
gehrig38: Oh that’s cute. Speaking of people here, I notice that our new teammate, Tony Graffanino, has entered the room. Hello, Tony. How are you? OBVIOUSLY you know who I am, but the previous three people in order were Kevin Millar, Johnny Damon, and Bronson Arroyo.
TheElNinoIsHere: HI GUYS NICE TO ADDRESS YOU FINALLY AS PEERS MY NAME IS TONY GRAFFANINO THE RED SOX WANTED ME TWO YEARS AGO BUT I THOUGHT THE ROYALS HAD A BETTER SHOT AT WINNING THE WORLD SERIES AND THEY OFFERED MORE MONEY SO I WAS LIKE OK COOL BUT THAT DIDNT WORK OUT BUT ITS OKAY SO I AM HERE NOW
MILLAHTIME: CHEK OUT TONEES PICTUR! RITE HERE LOL
saved by teh bellhorn: r u a st0ner? u l00k like 0ne.
TheElNinoIsHere: NO IM NOT A STONER BUT I SUPPOSE IF YOU CAN SHOW ME HOW TO THROW ROCKS I CAN LEARN
MILLAHTIME: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
saved by teh bellhorn: n0 u idi0t thats n0t wut i mean
TheElNinoIsHere: HEY DONT BLAME ME I WAS IN KC FOR 2 YEARS
ThereWasNothingThenThereWasDamon: hes got a good point.. kc is small market.. small market blows holla..
IMTHEMANNY: HUH?
gehrig38: So what do you guys think about this rumor? Apparently the Orioles are not interested in Mike Lowell. They had some crazy three-way deal with the Pirates going, but apparently the Pirates backed out.
ThereWasNothingThenThereWasDamon: heh.. been asked for a 3way lots of times..
gehrig38: Anyways, so apparently the Red Sox are back in the hunt. On another note, the Red Sox might be on the cusp of getting J.C. Romero from the Twins. The rumor is Kevin Millar or Bill Mueller. Kevin, I know you were pulled after the sixth today. Curious move. Are you going to be a Twinkie?
BoomGoesTheDynamite: WAIT. TWINKIE. WHERE. I. NEED. TWINKIES.
MILLAHTIME: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL WELLS SI FUNNI. NO SKILL I WUZ NOT TOLD NETHIN SO I AM STILL A RED SOCKXZS!!1!!!21!!!
bILLY bALLGAME: wELL, iT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE WE HAVE yOUKILIS HERE. oF COURSE i DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE BUT THE tWINS NEED A 3b, RIGHT? aLTHOUGH i HAVE HEARD FROM sOX FANS THAT MAYBE WE COULD SOMEHOW FLIP LOWELL TO MINNY.
gehrig38: Funny you mention that, Bill. I was cruising the internet today. Sons of Sam Horn was down so I went to the best Red Sox site out there and this commenter theorized on this trade. Boston Gets: JC Romero AJ Burnett Minnesota gets: Mike Lowell (probably with Boston picking up some of his salary) Abe Alvarez and/or Kelly Shoppach. Florida Gets: Bronson Arroyo Bill Mueller Kyle Lohse Brandon Moss.
IMTHEMANNY: HUH?
Brain Behind The Idiots: It’s an intriguing start, but no, I think things need to be tweaked a bit. First of all, the Twins have Joe Mauer catching and the Marlins have more of a need of a young catcher, so Shoppach would be headed to Florida. Brandon Moss traded? Dream on. As for what Minnesota gets, it’s pretty reasonable, assuming Florida and Boston picked up most of the tab. But it doesn’t make sense for Boston, because we’d have one major leaguer going out, we’d have to make room. Also, the Marlins want to move Miguel Cabrera back to third, his natural position. Kevin Millar and John Halama could see some movement. Halama could move to Minnesota to take over Romero’s spot. Millar could take over the left-field position for the Marlins.
Big Papiiiiiiiiiiiiii: Id miss u Kevin cuz ur funny and make us laugh
MILLAHTIME: THANX I WULD B SAD IF I LEFT AND LOL ME GO BACK 2 TEH MARLINS HOW FUNNY THE WORLD GOES ROUND OR SOMETHING LYKE THAT
Volcano: ALL THIS TRADE TALK MAKES ME THINK THERES SOMETHING BIGGER GOING ON! WEVE GOT A MIDDLE INFIELDER NOW IN GRAFFANINO! THAT MEANS SOMEONE HAS TO GO WHEN BELLHORN GETS BACK! BECAUSE WE ARENT GOING TO HAVE FOUR MIDDLE INFIELDERS AND TWO SUBS! GRAFFANINO CAN PLAY THIRD SO IF MUELLER IS TRADED TO THE TWINS WHICH MAKES SENSE THEN HE AND YOUKILIS COULD SPLIT TIME!
TheElNinoIsHere: YES I CAN PLAY THIRD AND ALSO I DONT THINK THIS BURNETT LOWELL THINGY WILL GET DONE WITH A THREEWAY TO MINNY CUZ THATS KIND OF COMPLICATED. MAYBE LOWELL TO THE TWINS AND MUELLER TO THE FISH BUT MUELLER IS HAVING A BETTER YEAR.
gehrig38: No offense, Bill, but I’d take the downgrade to Lowell with the possible turning around of his season to get Romero and Burnett.
bILLY bALLGAME: wHEREVER I GO, i’LL PLAY HARD.
ThereWasNothingThenThereWasDamon: then whats ur trade proposal..schill..
gehrig38: I could see Mike Lowell and AJ Burnett heading to Boston along with JC Romero. That’s a lot of power to add to the Red Sox. The Twins would then trade Kyle Lohse to the Marlins, but they’d need a relief replacement or starting replacement. I’d try to entice them with Abe Alvarez and the Marlins throwing a reliever their way as well. We’d also give them Bill Mueller. So they’d be out JC Romero and Kyle Lohse and in with Bill Mueller, Alvarez, and a reliever. They’d do it if it saved them a ton of money. We would then trade the Marlins Bronson Arroyo, Kelly Shoppach, John Halama, and that’s how they’d make out like bandits. It’s possible, but unlikely. There’s too many wild cards here.
saved by teh bellhorn: i agree and i think it sh0uld just be 2 seperate trades. the red s0x sh0uld trade millar wh0 can play third to the twins and include a pr0spect. i supp0se we could trade mueller but millar als0 plays third i would try to push him. then we c0uld talk to the marlins ab0ut burnett and l0well but im thinking we sh0uld st0p there because we w0uld give up t00 much im0. besides with mueller traded that leaves graffanin0 and y0uk to split third when i am back. why else get t0ny if mueller is staying? then y0u have issues with me, mueller, t0ny, and alex.
ToDoOrNotHyzdu: but dont forget, they activated me for the game. i am out of options (i think) so why bother activating me if theyre just sending me down? it makes me wonder if we are going to five outfielders which means theres another roster spot up for grabs. that means it could be millar traded not mueller, because we have three first basemen, so millar could get the boot and be traded. even if i can be optioned down what is the point of activating me for one stinkin game. theres something more going on here.
bILLY bALLGAME: mE BE TRADED, mILLAR BE TRADED… bURNETT COMING, lOWELL COMING, lOWELL FLIPPED, rOMERO COMING, ONA ND ON AND ON IT IS VERY CONFUSING. eVEN THE FANS ARE MAKING THEMSELVES CONFUSED WITH ALL THE TRADE RUMORS.
Volcano: ALL I KNOW IS THAT I AM GLAD EMBREE IS GETTING CUT! ALL THAT CHEW WAS DRIVING ME NUTS! I WAS LIKE GIVE ME SOME OF THAT ($#&^*%&^%(#*$)@$&^#*^%#* CHEW BEFORE I RIP YOUR (^$&#*^%@)#*@# LEGS OFF AND SHOVE THEM IN YOUR *^#*&%^$*&%^# &#(
Im Not Austin Powers: YeAh AnD mAyBe NoW i CaN aCtUaLlY dO mY jOb AnD nOt HaVe SoMeOnE pOsInG aS a LeFtY sPeCiAlIsT gEt In My WaY.
Trust In Theo: Hi.
MILLAHTIME: WOA WERED U KOME FROM IT DIDNT SEY U ENTERED ROOM
Trust In Theo: I’ve been here the entire time, I was invisible. Ownt. Now you all have to recite the Red Sox Pledge of Allegiance.
TheElNinoIsHere: WUTS THAT
MILLAHTIME: URLL FIND OUT HERE I GO FURST
MILLAHTIME: I PLEDGE TEH ALLGEGIANCE
arroyOHNO: To the world seeeeries BAAAAA-aaaa-AAAANnnerrrrrrr
Big Papiiiiiiiiiiiiii: And to the American League (which I crush) for which it stands
Brain Behind The Idiots: one nation under The Kid
BoomGoesTheDynamite: INDIVISIBLE. (HA I CAN DIVIDE ANY FOOD AND EAT IT.)
saved by teh bellhorn: with wins and
MILLAHTIME: JACK DANIELS FOR ALL
Trust In Theo: Good. That’s better. That’ll keep you in line. Now, just remember three specific words about all these trades flying all over the place. And you can take these three words to the fans, too. Trust in Theo.
Trust In Theo has left the room.
IMTHEMANNY: HUH?