Some Hot Stove Scraps and Celtics Chatter

Maybe Ed Wade saw this and couldn’t resist wasting 16.5 million dollars.

Kaz Matsui‘s three year deal with the Astros and the news that he will team with Michael Bourn atop the Houston line-up in the number two spot add evidence to the allegations that Ed Wade is a terrible GM.  He’s given away Brad Lidge and 16.5 million dollars to an average-at-best second baseman while in Houston, and ask a Philly fan what they think of his years running the Phillies.

The Red Sox are apparently willing to include Jacoby Ellsbury in a deal for Johan Santana, but not together with Jon Lester or Clay Buchholz.  The Sox would have upwards of 8 pitchers ready to start at the Major League level next season if they were to acquire Santana.  Based on this inventory check, it truly behooves the Red Sox to convince the Twins to take Lester over Ellsbury, and the proposed foursome of Coco Crisp, Lester, Justin Masterson, and Michael Bowden or Jed Lowrie would provide quite a boost to Minnesota’s restocking process, perhaps moreso than the Yanks’ offer of Phil Hughes, Melky Cabrera, and a third youngster outside of the Ian Kennedy, Joba Chamberlain, Robinson Cano group.  More on this trade to come over the next few days.

Tommy’s starting to take a liking to Big Baby…could he be Waltah’s replacement? 

On to the Celtics:

Glen Davis has been showing his stuff over the past few games, demonstrating a high enery level, quickness (yes, quickness), smarts, and a willingness to take a charge or get on the floor.  His contribution, as well as Tony Allen‘s, could be the key to the season.

KG looks a little burnt out.  Giving the Big Ticket and his fellow Trio members some shorter outings, as Doc has finally begun doing, should give the man a chance to regenerate.  Garnett’s no longer a kid, so bringing it with the kind of basket-to-basket intensity that he does necessitates fewer minutes as he continues to age.


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