Lowell Deal Still A Definite "Maybe"...UCONN Women Win Again (What Else Is New?)
The deal that would send Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell to the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Max Ramirez was not completed before Theo Epstein and the other general managers returned home. That doesn't mean it won't happen, however. Here is Texas GM Jon Daniels (Jack's brother?) with a few words...
“Both clubs understand where the other one is and what we’re looking to do, and at the same time we’re also both looking at alternatives and what our options are,’’ Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I think there’s always different layers to these things,’’ Daniels said. “Both clubs are kind of evaluating. I think the general parameters are understood. Both clubs need to decide whether it’s the right fit.’’
I don't know what to think about this whole thing. The very idea of a Mikey Lowell-less Red Sox team seems so strange, alien and foreign. Will they acquire a power hitting first baseman and move Youk to the hot corner? I have no idea but we all know that Boston needs another power bat and a full time leftfielder as well as a couple bullpen guys and a starter. Epstein has a long way to go to fill those needs.
Last night in Hartford, the national champion UCONN women's basketball team won its 47th game in a row, all by DOUBLE DIGITS, beating Hartford by a score of 80-45 and moving their record to 8-0. Their second real test of the season (they routed number ten Texas IN Texas) comes up in about ten days when they play second ranked Stanford. That should be a good one. I still think they'll win that one by ten or more...they're tremendously good with a stifling defense and the best player in all of women's basketball. Her name would be Maya Moore. Center Tina Charles is also one of the elite players. I could go on and on and on...but I won't.
I had a great birthday yesterday capped off by a great dinner. Thanks for your good wishes. You can click on this post's title for the latest on Mikey and as always, BE WELL. Thanks.