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Are the Red Sox showcasing Mike Lowell or giving him a job?

Apr 22, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Mike Lowell headshot.jpgMike Lowell was 2 for 4 with a solo homer, a walk and an RBI single in place of the slumping David Ortiz last night.  And he’s going to get the start again tonight.

Yesterday I mentioned the Red Sox killing three birds with one stone.  Lowell’s hot bat and presence in the lineup against the Rangers is definitely a two-stone job: it gives the team some DH production which was previously absent and it shows the Rangers that the guy they once wanted is healthy and hitting.

I’m not sure that Max Ramirez is still any kind of answer for the Red Sox — that proposed trade was a long time ago and the needs of each team is now different — but you have to wonder if the Rangers (or someone else for that matter) aren’t taking a second look at Mike Lowell.  Texas’ catching situation is a mess, but from chaos often springs opportunity.

That is, if the Red Sox feel that they can afford to give him up. Because if he keeps hitting, he may just take the DH job away from Big Papi.

  1. Howard Johnson - Apr 22, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Nietzsche said “Out of chaos COMES order.”

  2. peteinfla - Apr 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Can the Sox really afford to trade Lowell right now? Even last year, obvously hurting, the guy hit around .290 with 17 HRs in waht, 400 at bats? On a team with questionable offense, and several key injuries (Cameron and Ellsbury), it would seem that they really need any offensive force they can find. Ortiz looks like he may be done, Drew is getting older and Beltre may be a great defender, but offensively he has been at best mediocre the last couple of years. With only Youkilis, Pedroia and Victor as consistent offensive players, I think that unless they can add a really big offensive player, they almost have to keep Lowell for now.

  3. Alex Poterack - Apr 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard.

  4. God - Apr 22, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Nietzsche is dead.

  5. Joey B - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    I’m hoping they keep him. He’s still a very good hitter, and can still play 3rd, albeit limited. People are shelling out good money for Matsui, Damon, and Vlad, and it’s not like they can play the field either. Plus he’s a classy player.

  6. Dead - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Nietzsche is God.

  7. DWrek - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Hard pressed to make a suggestion for such a hot starting team, but I think Lowell could be a fit for the Twins. That lineup just doesnt look right with Punto at 3rd.

  8. God - Apr 22, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Alex Poterack is Nietzsche.

  9. pat_patriot - Apr 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    They should keep Lowell at dh and put Papi out to pasture. They need his bat and he is a good team guy.

  10. Dot - Apr 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Lowell is still the man. The Red Sox still need him…..

  11. theredgirl - Apr 23, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    I second that. Lowell IS still the man. It looks like karma at work to me.

  12. dp - Apr 24, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    That entire franchise ought to be put out to pasture . The little gestapo (Theo) should be the first one gone . The only player they have that could make the Yankee team , would be Youkilis , and that would be at dh . I don’t know who the hell said they had dominating pitching , but he, or she is a liar . Fourth place , sux.

  13. june ouellette - Apr 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    They should keep Mike Lowell.He’s a good hitter.Mike is the man.

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