Drew Storen to the Red Sox?

Drew_Storen_on_June_28,_2015Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had an article the other day about the Red Sox and their need for a closer next season. He lists the possible trades and free agents, among them all the usual suspects. He mentions Drew Storen and notes:

Has not been the same pitcher since the Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon. Storen saved 29 games, then the Papelbon move backfired on Washington as Storen became ineffective in a setup role. Still, he’s a good arm with experience in both roles. The Nationals may be eager to move him. Storen is arbitration-eligible for one more season.

This makes sense to me. For starters, while I am not a fan of how Storen has handled his demotion to the set-up role, he has proven himself a capable closer. Secondly, his ballooning ERA and locker room meltdown has lowered his trade value, so he is a cheap pick up. Lastly, he would be relatively low risk as he would not be under contract after 2016. If he works, they can sign him long term. If not, he could be a good one year project for a rebuilding team

8 thoughts on “Drew Storen to the Red Sox?

  1. Things like locker room meltdowns, failing to meet expectations on the field, and having an NL-only pitching pedigree are all things that usually go over really really well in Boston.

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  2. Storen is a choke artist comparable to Picasso in his mastery of what he does. Since I have nothing invested in the Beanbags anyway, they’re welcome to him. Perhaps he can restore their proud pre-2004 tradition of futility.

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