Alex interviews Ken Fang of the Fangs Bites media blog (www.fangsbites.com) about the new WBZ-FM sports talk radio station in Boston, and whether it can be an alternative to sports radio leader, WEEI.
From there, it’s all baseball. Alex recaps the horrendous series in Texas, and says from an offensive output, the 1-5 road trip was so horrendous, that the Red Sox have nowhere to go but up. Jason Bay, David Ortiz, JD Drew, and others should not continue to struggle this badly. They just can’t, it’s not possible.
Alex also gives his thoughts on the Julio Lugo trade, which netted Chris Duncan. Alex says that since Julio Lugo was going to be released anyway, to get a potential contributor in return for him is a big plus.
Alex likes the Adam LaRoche trade as a depth move, because the Red Sox only gave up fringe prospects to get him. Plus, LaRoche adds to the Red Sox’s bench and in an emergency, is better “Mike Lowell insurance” than Mark Kotsay, Speaking of Kotsay, Alex says expect Kotsay to be placed on the DL on Friday to make room for LaRoche.
Alex touches on Tim Wakefield’s DL stint, and states that Clay Buchholz now has an opportunity to prove not only how good he is, but also to show if he will be the Sox’s 3rd starter down the stretch behind Josh Beckett and Jon Lester. In addition to that, Alex mentions that John Smoltz’s time to prove himself is drawing closer to the end, and that everybody should be glad that Brad Penny is still a member of the team.
In the “Around the League” segment, Alex runs down the AL East standings (5 game swing in favor of the Yankees), and some strange stories, including a Mets front office member challenging minor league players to fights.
The “post of the day” is handed out, and the first call to “Without a Curse” is played as well! Thank you for all of the participation!
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