Monday, April 20, 2009

Blue Sox roster update

I put Josh Beckett on reserve (because of his suspension -- we're not allowed to just reserve guys (thus my problem with Wang)) and picked up Jose Contreras, who was dropped yesterday. He's got two starts this week, so I thought I'd take a chance. I can wipe out his second start if it sucks when Beckett is reinstated on Saturday. What I can't do is get both Beckett's Saturday start and Contreras's second start so I'll pick the best one. What I should have done was picked up Carl Pavano who was just dropped, but I didn't see that move (the owner didn't post it to the league). I don't want to make a free agent move on Pavano, so I'll just bide time and see if the Yanks make a move with Wang. Ideally, they would send him to the minors, but I'm not even sure they can do that. The D/L would be okay, but the minors would send him back to $1 and first year salary status. Right now, he's 4 years and $3.10.


Sean Schmergel said...

It appears Wang will be skipped in the rotation and will instead go to Tampa to pitch in extended spring training. Apparently he cannot be sent to the minors without first clearing waivers, which is highly unlikey even with his horrible start.

If this doesn't starighten him out, I would think they have to put him on the DL...I don't think they'd put him in the 'pen.

Dave Zahniser said...

Yeah, my research indicates they can't send him to the minors. Let's hope for the D/L.