Alex plays an interview that he conducted on his radio show with John Perrotto of “The Baseball Prospectus.” John and Alex discuss the John Lackey and Mike Cameron signings, and what the national perception of those signings is. Alex and John also talk a little bit about the Roy Halladay three-way trade and the work this offseason of the Seattle Mariners.
Alex gives his own thoughts on the Lackey signing, saying it’s a bold move and a definite upgrade to an already very good starting rotation.
In terms of Mike Cameron, Alex says that though the Red Sox are definitely better defensively than they were last year, as currently constructed, their lineup needs a big bopper and just isn’t good enough. The Red Sox have to replace Jason Bay’s production.
Alex also talks about a potential Adrian Gonzalez trade, Mike Lowell’s situation (trade with Texas is off), and says why Phillies’ fans should be upset that the Phillies didn’t keep Cliff Lee to pair him with Roy Halladay for one season.
The “post of the day” (www.thesportspodcasters.com/boards) is handed out, and a call is played too (209-736-7877).
Alex is on a one-week holiday hiatus, as he’ll be in Cancun from 12/26-1/2. The next edition of “Without a Curse” (episode 333) is on Monday, January 4th (1/4). The next edition of the “Alex Reimer Show” is on Saturday, January 9th (1/9).
Happy holidays and new year!
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