If the Boston Red Sox are getting sick of Julio Lugo this trade with the Indians makes sense

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 20 June 2008 at 4:52 pm

The Boston Red Sox are getting irritated with starting shortstop Julio Lugo. With that in mind the Indians have been wanting to move Jhonny Peralta for some time now. So maybe the Indians could trade Peralta along with outfielder David Dellucci to the Red Sox for shortstop Jed Lowrie, outfielder Brandon Moss and relief pitcher Craig Hansen. The 23-year old switch hitting Jed Lowrie has been compared to Dustin Pedroia which would be fine with the Indians. He would take over as the starting SS from day #1 if this trade went down. Lowrie has played in 17 games for the Red Sox this season and he is 13 for 42 (.310 avg, .816 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 7 RBIs. He has a nice upside. 25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Brandon Moss would get a chance to battle for at bats in the Tribe’s crowded outfield. He has played in 16 games for the Red Sox this season and he is 10 for 39 (.256 avg, .788 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs. 25-year old righty reliever Craig Hansen appears to have been overrated by the Boston press but the Indians could use another arm in the bullpen. Hansen has pitched in 18 games (0 starts) for the Red Sox this season and he is 1-2 with 1 save, a 5.79 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. This is a trade that would make the Red Sox better right now and maybe the Indians down the road.

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