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Why would the Sox be back in on Jason Bay?

Dec 24, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

Given that the Red Sox are reportedly making another pass at Jason Bay (or Matt Holliday) despite having the outfield seemingly covered with Ellsbury, Drew and Cameron, what does it tell you about their confidence that David Ortiz will be a productive part of the lineup next year?  Last season when Big Papi took his giant swoon, they had no one else around, so they had to keep running him out there. Could having Bay or Holliday in the fold mean that they’d rather have one of them — or J.D. Drew — DHing?  Whatever the case, I wouldn’t necessarily bet my pension on Ortiz returning to All-Star form, so maybe getting another bat makes sense.

Obligatory alternative theory for Red Sox fanboys: getting Holliday or Bay would free up Ellsbury to be dealt to San Diego as part of a package for Adrian Gonzalez. No, I do not think that will happen, but one of the first comments would likely suggest it, and I wanted to preempt it.

  1. smart guy - Jan 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    to ladyfan….wake up…jd drew at the plate is money every time. do you even watch the SOX? it’s more than a calendar shoot for Jacoby sweetheart…even though i love him on the roster too…
    when we need a professional at bat in ALL moments (big & small) Drew is def one of the best..

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