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Coco Crisp Traded to Royals

Kansas City radio station WHB 810 is reporting that Red Sox on again, off again starting center fielder (My) Coco Crisp has been traded to the Royals for reliever Ramon Ramirez.

Crisp enjoyed a bounce back year in a Sox uni, hitting .283 with seven homers, 41 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in split time with Jacoby Ellsbury. There was definitely a log jam in center field as Mark Kotsay also could play the position.

Who is Ramon Ramirez? In 71.2 innings his ERA was 2.64 and he struck out 70 hitters during the 2008 season. Scouting reports say he has a low 90s fastball. Boston.com hypothesizes the move could signal Justin Masterson’s permanent move to the starting rotation. More as this develops…

My Take: Seems like a decent move. Ellsbury is the future in center field, the bullpen behind Papelbon was shaky at best and Masterson looks like he could be a quality starter. My Coco may be gone forever…

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  1. I’m gonna miss Coco, but he’s good enough to start on a good number of teams, especially the Royals. If we can hold onto Mark Kotsay, I’d be satisfied with an OF of Jason Bay, Jacoby Ellsbury, and J.D. Drew

    Posted by KC | November 19, 2008, 5:58 pm

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