Keeping the Faith
Mike Lowell traded? Mr. Double Mike Lowell? 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell? Dashing salt-and-pepper hair and beard Mike Lowell?
That's the report from Fox Sports, which reports that the Red Sox are sending Lowell to the Texas Rangers:
The Rangers and Red Sox reached preliminary agreement late Wednesday night on a trade that will send Mike Lowell to Texas for catcher/first baseman Max Ramirez, major league sources told FOXSports.com.
The deal is not final, however, for a number of reasons. Among them: Lowell's hip, which was surgically repaired after the 2008 season, and his right thumb, which he injured toward the end of the season.
"This thing could still blow up," one source said.
The deal could be a precursor to the Red Sox signing a free agent power hitter. The strongest candidates are third baseman Adrian Beltre, left fielder Jason Bay or left fielder Matt Holliday.
(Crossing my fingers for Bay...)
There are other caveats to the deal going through, having to do with the large sum of money the Sox are reported to be paying Lowell. But as of right now, it looks like all systems are go.
I get that these business decisions are sometimes necessary. Nonetheless, I am not happy.