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Old 08-21-2006, 11:18 PM   #2473
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Dustin Pedroia was removed for a pinch-hitter in the first game of Triple-A Pawtucket's doubleheader Monday, suggesting that he might be set to join the Red Sox.
If he's called up, it will probably be as a replacement for the injured Alex Gonzalez. He could get most of the starts at shortstop for the next couple of weeks, making him a solid play in AL-only leagues.

Probably the first in a long line of call-ups.

Edit: Cicsco, if he plays solid defense at short, I'd like to see him play short and let Gonzalez walk. His defense has been incredible but I really think Loretta is a solid bat to keep in the lineup/on the team.

But then again if Pedroia can play 2B really well, and can as well as Loretta, the defensive combination of Gonzalez and Pedroia would be nice. A sizeable boost in range from the right side.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:12 PM   #2474
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Can't wait to see Pedroia tonight, even though I can't stay up for the entire game. I was hoping to catch him at Portland last year but he got promoted to Pawtucket a few weeks earlier. Anyway, this guy is OBP with lots of hustle, and those kinds of young players are a lot easier to project than the "toolsy" prospects that flash greatness but can't seem to find the consistentcy. I feel very strongly that he could be our second baseman for many, many years to come with the potential to catch on even quicker than Youk with our fanbase since the position could be open for him next year. Between him and Kendrick, you could be looking at future all stars at second in this series...
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:36 PM   #2475
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There's no guarantee he'll play tonight so don't kill yourself staying up too late for nothing. I'll wait until the weekend to check him out, I'll be in bed when this one starts tonight.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:48 PM   #2476
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There's no guarantee he'll play tonight so don't kill yourself staying up too late for nothing. I'll wait until the weekend to check him out, I'll be in bed when this one starts tonight.
Yeah I'll keep a close eye on the starting lineups and pass out shortly after if he's not in it.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:58 PM   #2477
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Gil Meche has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Yankees tonight, possibly signaling that he's about to be traded.
We're guessing that Meche wouldn't have made it to any National League team on waivers, so if he's being dealt, it's probably to an AL contender. The Rangers and Red Sox might be a couple of possibilities. The decision to scratch Meche means Cha Seung Baek will start tonight and be followed by Felix Hernandez and Jarrod Washburn in the rotation. Francisco Cruceta might be called up to join the rotation if Meche is dealt. Aug. 22 - 6:55 pm et
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His numbers aren't at all inspiring.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #2478
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I don't see why the Red Sox would bother acquiring Meche but we'll have to wait and see.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:15 PM   #2479
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Pedroia is batting ninth and playing SS tonight.
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Color me surprised, I'm going to bed though. I hope the kid has a nice debut for himself.
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