The Baseball Hot Stove is beginning it’s winter warm up. There are reports out there that the New York Mets are open to trading Noah Syndergaard. Could Thor be in the Red Sox future? Cue the Led Zeppelin and put on your mittens while we take a look.
A shock-wave spread across the MLB Hot Stove when Buster Olney reported that the Chicago Cubs could trade Kris Bryant. The Red Sox system is bare, but Rafael Devers is young, cheap, talented, and a powerful trade chip.
The news that Mookie Betts could play at second base is percolating in the World Series buildup. It’s thrilling, exciting, and fascinating to think about. Could Mookie play second when the World Series moves to Chavez Ravine?
Let’s take a minute to appreciate Rick Porcello from the ho hum, nothing to see here, game 3 of the ALCS in Houston. He comes in to start the fourth inning and proceeds to give up a pesky pole special, 326 foot homer to Mookie’ Betts’ best pal, and number 9 hitter, Tony Kemp. Tony Kemp. What a gnat. If the script was flipped and Houston wins in 5 it might’ve been him instead of our beloved JBJ being the ALCS MVP. Then he faces the daunting top of the Astros lineup.
Just imagine: The roof is closed on Minute Maid park, the smell of leather and the Jackson Street BBQ and Taco Trio in the air, the awesome noise of the Houston fans pounding on his amygdala. It’s Alex Bregman up to bat looking to atone for inciting the Sox with his Instagram post before game 3.
A few thoughts on the Red Sox series split with the Cleveland Indians right after I dig up my road trip fedora… Man, that four-game set had an October feel, didn’t it? The Sox were able to roar back after...