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SandyMoger
08-12-2008, 03:49 PM
For player to be naed or cash

boston.com

Tragedy
08-12-2008, 03:50 PM
I think this means Wakefield is either done for the year, or they want Clay in AAA.

Either way, solid pickup. Kind of reminds me of Wakefield - Hot and cold. He's hot right now.

The Yankees should have blocked this.

Wake's Fastball
08-12-2008, 03:53 PM
Class guy, and I think offers alot of the repertoire that we were expecting from Schilling this year. Low risk, high reward. I'm curious to see what this means for Colon.

Tragedy
08-12-2008, 03:53 PM
The Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have acquired Paul Byrd from the Indians for a player to be named later.
With Tim Wakefield hurting and Clay Buchholz struggling, the Red Sox went out and got a veteran starter for the stretch run. Byrd is 7-10 with a 4.53 ERA and will be a free agent after the season.
Source: Rotoworld.com

BeAn 5 ToWnE
08-12-2008, 04:03 PM
I think he's insurance if Zink falters? Or Buccholz continues to suck.

JimmyMal450
08-12-2008, 04:13 PM
Solid pickup here, Byrd is doing well right now, and if Clay continues to falter he could be a good replacement.

Bwangster12
08-12-2008, 04:14 PM
I think the Yankees are throwing in the towel. Not only because we've lost like 23 games in a row here... but because Paul Byrd was a name I heard talked about. If Yankee brass was still thinking clearly Joba wouldn't have just been delayed by Joe Girardi eventho he was cleared to throw and Paul Byrd would atleast have been blocked.

yaowowrocket11
08-12-2008, 04:15 PM
Great pickup, IMO. Hopefully Zink has a quality start tonight, and Byrd continues his second half success here in Boston replacing Buchholz in the rotation. I think Clay needs more time down in AAA.

Dirty Dirk41
08-12-2008, 04:43 PM
I like this pickup. Byrd has been nice as of late. He cant be worse than what we already got. Plus we didnt have 2 give up much. Wonder when he'll debut.

The Intimidator
08-12-2008, 04:44 PM
Byrd: 4-0, 1.24 ERA since All-Star Break. So yes, this is low risk, high reward, and a surprise that the Yankees didn't block it.

blujaysrock
08-12-2008, 04:48 PM
dman that is a really good move by the sox.

soxdynasty
08-12-2008, 05:25 PM
I like the move, he should give us some quality innings until Wake gets back.

Dirty Dirk41
08-12-2008, 05:34 PM
I like the move, he should give us some quality innings until Wake gets back.

Yep.. But im positive even when wake gets back Byrd will still be pitching. He will take Clays spot. or atleast he should

Beckett
Dice-K
Lester
Byrd
Wake

lil'papi
08-12-2008, 05:39 PM
They got him for 400.00 and three packs of pal-mal. Either they aren't too sure of Colon or Wake.

Bonafide Yankee killer.........:D

BouGa
08-12-2008, 05:48 PM
Love the pick up, hes a vet whos proven himself in big situations. He pitched great in the playoffs vs us last year even with that situation he was going through.

Clay needs to be sent back down, hes not near close mentally to pitching in the big leagues. Zink should start Wake's next 2 starts no matter the outcome of tonight,and Byrd should fall right into the 4th spot.

Dirty Dirk41
08-12-2008, 06:28 PM
Watching Sportscenter John Kruk was on talking about Byrd to Boston. He was saying he usualy only goes 5 innings and that could hurt the Sox becuz there bullpen hasnt been trusted.

Im positive Byrd will be able to go more than 5 innings for us. Who knows

I just hope he isnt worse than Bucholz.

Brooke
08-12-2008, 06:38 PM
Good pickup for the Red Sox. This needed to be done and no one could be worse than Buchholz

slapmyside
08-12-2008, 06:44 PM
Good pickup for the Red Sox. This needed to be done and no one could be worse than Buchholz

no one? Ian Kennedy can play that part

Dirty Dirk41
08-12-2008, 06:52 PM
no one? Ian Kennedy can play that part

:D lolol YES HE CAN....Yankees rather him than Johan... haha

The Intimidator
08-12-2008, 07:21 PM
The Boston Herald is speculating that Byrd will take Buchholz's spot in the rotation, which means that we would see him on friday, against the same Blue Jays team that he threw a complete game against on Saturday. The Herald does not say, however, whether Buchholz will be sent down to make room for Byrd, or if Zink will be demoted after tonight's game. Indications are that if Zink pitches well tonight, Buchholz will be the one to bite the bullet.

cle12152433
08-12-2008, 07:40 PM
As an Indians fan, I can tell you that Byrd doesn't get strikeouts, and the BoSox have spectacular defense. He pitches for outs. He could get 3 wins for you before the year is up, not counting the playoffs.

The Intimidator
08-12-2008, 07:49 PM
Right. Only 56 strikeouts, but he has also only walked 24 batters all year. He pitches to contact, and is averaging just over 2 walks per nine innings. The Red Sox have confirmed what the Herald was reporting earlier, and Byrd will start on Friday. They still have not announced who will be demoted, however.

Crucis
08-12-2008, 08:48 PM
I suppose that the question of who gets sent down will be up to Zink. The way Buchholz has been pitching, it wouldn't take much for Zink to do better...
although it doesn't seem like Zink's doing all that well himself. :\

Tankjeep
08-12-2008, 09:16 PM
gotta love his wind up.

The Intimidator
08-12-2008, 10:04 PM
we really could have used byrd tonight. this is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RedSoxRok34
08-12-2008, 10:10 PM
i can't imagine zink gets the next start after this debacle. then again, it wasn't all him, the bullpen totally ****ed up too

The Intimidator
08-12-2008, 10:15 PM
You're right. Zink gave us the exact same thing that we could have gotten out of Buchholz. If Byrd pitches well, then the Sox will have a big decision to make.

celticfan
08-12-2008, 11:08 PM
I like this pick-up
I think the rotation will be

Beckett
Dice-K
Lester
Byrd
Clay


Wake goes to bullpen

Towelie
08-12-2008, 11:32 PM
Wake isn't going to the pen, he's been one of our best pitchers.

RedSoxtober
08-12-2008, 11:35 PM
"You never want to get caught short on starting pitching in August or September, because there's very little you can do about it," Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said. "So this was a way to do that without dipping into our farm system for someone we can trust."

It was a matter of finding a seasoned pitcher to bolster the top half of the rotation while adding durability and dependability. With Buchholz being 0-5 since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July, Byrd will take the young right-hander's place in the rotation by taking the hill against Toronto on Friday.

"We thought that, if we waited for things to shake out with some of our players who are on the DL, we might not get another opportunity to add a player of this caliber at a relatively reasonable cost," Epstein said.

Source: MLB.com

BTW, props to futureheisman for calling this one (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6231825&postcount=1).

bagwell368
08-13-2008, 12:34 AM
I like the move, he should give us some quality innings until Wake gets back.

Sure, but the real messages is Bucholz is going to the minors - soon.

Colon and Wake, Wake and Colon will fill out the other spot.

gosawks
08-14-2008, 12:21 AM
I'm going to lose it if I hear 'Wake to the bullpen' one more time.

Crucis
08-14-2008, 12:31 AM
I'm going to lose it if I hear 'Wake to the bullpen' one more time.

I agree. Wake has more than earned the right to stay in the rotation when he's healthy.

BeAn 5 ToWnE
08-14-2008, 12:37 AM
^^ I agree. Wake has been one of our most consistent pitchers this season.

lil'papi
08-14-2008, 09:52 AM
Buchholz is going Sunday rumor has it.....

I'd take Buchholz over Zink at home. Zink on the road.....and against a lesser hitting team.

RedSoxtober
08-14-2008, 10:19 AM
I wasn't a big Red Sox fan in the offseason," Byrd joked. "[I was] up, 3-1, and had a chance to win [the ALCS]. So I had to work through some forgiveness issues there, and it took about five minutes, because I couldn't wait to get over here, put on this jersey, and have a chance to make the playoffs."

Source:Boston Globe

Crucis
08-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Great quote, RedSoxtober!!!

Towelie
08-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Also we only traded 2 million in cash for him. No player to be named later. Nice job us. Plus we will get picks for him correct? Type B?

Crucis
08-15-2008, 02:50 AM
Or we may consider offering him a contract, and trying to keep him next year.

RedSoxtober
08-15-2008, 08:16 AM
Or we may consider offering him a contract, and trying to keep him next year.

I doubt it. The Sox would rather go with the kids.

sboyajian
08-15-2008, 08:37 AM
Waivers included I am upgrading Theo's trades from a C+ to a solid B.

Tragedy
08-15-2008, 09:39 AM
Also we only traded 2 million in cash for him. No player to be named later. Nice job us. Plus we will get picks for him correct? Type B?
Yeah, great to see that all we give up is $2 million; That's nothing to the Red Sox.

He may be a type B, but we may not even offer him arbitration for fear of him actually accepting it.

futureheisman
09-12-2008, 05:41 PM
did we ever give up a prospect

Tragedy
09-12-2008, 11:35 PM
Only money.