Garcia to the Phillies for Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez. Let's just say I'm not thrilled by it. Sure, Garcia is the guy I'm probably most content with seeing go--half the time he just didn't give a shit out there (especially when he was pitching against the Royals), and he probably cares more about smoking weed than winning games. But it just seems like the Sox could've gotten more value out of Freddy. I mean, hell, Freddy manned up and almost threw 2 perfect games to close out the season. That's gotta be worth more than two pitching prospects, right? I would hope so, especially in a market where Gil Fucking Meche and Ted Fucking Lilly stand to make about $10 million/year. I think this wins Most Uninspiring Move of the Offseason--I guess I had come to expect a little more flair from Kenny. So it goes.
Two things we know from this trade:
1. Brandon McCarthy is the Sox's new #5, so it's time to realize all this so-called potential or flame out and destroy our season 2004 style, when we couldn't get a decent body to throw every 5th day.
2. Kenny Williams apparently decided he fucked up trading Gio Gonzalez in the first place (he went to the Phillies in the Rowand-Thome trade last winter) or he never really wanted to part with him in the first place. Something always makes me uncomfortable when you trade to get a guy like that back, though.
Sigh... I guess we at least have one less pitcher who automatically turns singles into doubles for any hitter with a tiny bit of speed...