You're Kidding Me, Right?
We lose Mientkiewicz, the Cubs get Nomar, and we get a "pitching prospect?" I thought the whole idea was to get a fifth starter who can take us to the playoffs again. Oh, Mylanta.
The Red Sox received shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Expos and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the Twins in the deal, with the Cubs sending shortstop Alex Gonzalez and minor leaguers Francis Beltran, a right-hander, and Brendan Harris, an infielder, to Montreal. Minnesota gets minor-league pitcher Justin Jones from the Cubs.