Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Adieu, Coco

The Sox have shipped out Coco Crisp, he of the spectacular defense and mediocre offense. I love quotes like this, from the Royals GM:
Royals general manager Dayton Moore called the switch-hitting Crisp a
"championship-caliber player" who will help Kansas City move forward. Crisp is a
career .280 batter in seven seasons with the Cleveland and the Red Sox.

Being on a team that wins a championship does not qualify you as "championship-caliber." Doug Mirabelli has two rings with the Red Sox, does that make him twice the championship-caliber of Coco? Coco is slightly above-average as a CF, no more, no less.

For what it is worth, we got a young relief pitcher for him. His stats look good, but figuring out how relief pitchers will go from year to year is essentially impossible.