In an off-season where the Boston Red Sox already have just about all of their main concerns taken care of, there still remains a few interesting things to keep an eye on, and we have them below:
- Johan Santanta - It almost seems like a forgone conclusion that the Twins are going to be trading their left-handed ace, to whom this will happen with is still yet to be determined. Teams thought to be in the hunt are the Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, and Red Sox. I know people love Clay and Jacoby, but if our starting rotation had Beckett, Santana, Dice-K, Schilling, and championship repeat would be even more firmly in place. With the trading of Hunter and the obtaining of Delmon Young the Twins are obviously trying to start a new youth movement while staying competitive, should be interesting.
- Lester Wins Award - Jon Lester was awarded the Conigliaro Award in honor of the way he fought, trained, and came back from a cancer scare in 2006. Lester deserved this far more then anyone else out there, however I think his World Series Game 4 win was what he'll cherish most.
- What About Coco? - With Jacoby Ellsbury looking to take over duties in CF next year (unless we trade him for a certain pitcher...) Coco Crisp will most likely be traded at some point during this off-season. Since the Twins look like the catalyst team this off-season, with their moves seemingly affecting the rest of the league, so goes it with Coco Crisp. Since the Twins have traded their star outfield Torii Hunter already to the Angles it actually helps Coco and the Sox, making crisp the top CF "on the market".
- World Series DVD - Haven't had a chance to see this yet, but obviously can't wait. Matt Damon narrating it is a great choice, I mean come on, it's Jason Bourne people.
- Pursuit for Perfection - The Patriots may or may not go perfect this year, however what they are doing is becoming the most intriguing team in professional sports. I feel like their detractors pay as much attention to them as their fans. It still amazes me how good they are after years of watching them be the worst team in football.
- Visions of the Unexcused Podcast - As you've probably been able to tell I've been on a semi-SawxBlog vacation, however I've still been keeping busy, and have now started a new musical podcast called "Visions of the Unexcused". Take a listen, subscribe, comment, let me know what you think, so far I've had a lot of fun putting it together. Click Here to visit Visions of the Unexcused.