Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Sox acquisition of Casey Kotchman makes no sense

The Red Sox had too many first basemen after they acquired Victor Martinez from the Indians, so they needed to trade away Adam LaRoche to clear up that logjam. So what did they do?

They traded LaRoche to the Braves for another first baseman in Casey Kotchman.

This move really makes absolutely no sense, but everyone will say it's great because Theo Epstein can do no wrong in the media. Kotchman is a major league starting first baseman that will now be second off the bench at first base for the Red Sox, if he's even on the big club. He may even be sent to the minor leagues along with newly acquired Chris Duncan.

This will be LaRoche's second stint with the Braves. He was traded by Atlanta to the Pittsburgh in 2007 in the deal that brought the Braves reliever Mike Gonzalez.

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