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Scott Podsednik is back with the Red Sox

Aug 10, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

There are some players everyone wants. There are some players no one wants. Then there’s Scott Podsednik. Everyone acts like they want him — they sign him, they trade for him — but then they let him go. And then he shows up again like a loyal little puppy or something:


This, of course, comes just a week or so after the Red Sox traded Podsednik away to Arizona in the deal that netted them Craig Breslow. The Dbacks released Podsednik two days later — they really wanted Matt Albers in that deal, it seems — and now he’s back in Boston.

Hope he didn’t let his apartment go.  I bet he let his apartment go. Man, what a drag.

  1. spudatx - Aug 10, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    That trade didn’t really stick, did it?

  2. royhobbs39 - Aug 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    I would say that’s a steep price to pay to have a Playboy Playmate hang around the park (his wife), but it’s really not…

  3. tfbuckfutter - Aug 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    This is a great move….or would have been a few months ago when Crawford and Ellsbury were out and Ryan effing Sweeney was stinking up the joint….

    Oh wait, they had him then too….they just kept him in AAA. For some reason.

    • geoknows - Aug 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      And to think, they wanted Ryan effing Sweeney more than they wanted Josh Reddick.

      • Glenn - Aug 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM

        To be fair, who saw Josh Reddick becoming anything more than a fourth outfielder? He seemed to be regressing each year with the Sox.

      • geoknows - Aug 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

        I don’t know if this is going to post in the right place, but this is for Glenn – Even if you never saw him as more than a fourth outfielder, that’s better than Sweeney, who should is a fifth outfielder. That said, I’ve always liked Reddick.

      • teaspoon1731 - Aug 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        They didn’t want Sweeney more than Reddick. They NEEDED a closer, so they traded an outfielder (knowing they still had Kalish and Nava) and happened to get Sweeney in the deal as well.

        And everyone was aware of Reddick’s capabilities, but Kalish is also supposed to be pretty decent, so they took a chance in letting him go.

  4. Max Power - Aug 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Please tell me there’s a Player to be Named Later involved the D’Backs-Sox trade…..

  5. jhorton83 - Aug 10, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    I know he’s old, but he’s been good for every team that’s had him the last few years. I don’t understand why nobody wants Podsednik.

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