Let's consider the infield, outfield, pitching and batting over the next wee while. First the infield.
So we now have Lugo.
The question is this: is Lowell, Lugo, Pedroia and Youkilis better than Lowell, Loretta, Gonzalez, Youkilis. I am not pleased that Mark Loretta was not taken up for another year. I saw nothing in Pedrioa that told me he was ready at the end of last year. Last year, Youk looked good because so many of the throws to first base were right on the money. And they hold on to Cora , too, as the utility man for short and second which means if Pedrioa doesn't pan out he is the main man at second. I don't know. I liked Gonzalez and Loretta.
Tangent: This is weird:
The Blue Jays say the decision to remove the face of Vernon Wells from the team's holiday greeting card wasn't guided by business considerations. Their soon-to-be free agent star disagrees, but thinks the team was right to cut him out in any case. The card features sluggers Lyle Overbay and Troy Glaus, as wells as pitchers Roy Halladay, A.J. Burnett and B.J. Ryan. After being pictured last year, Wells is missing from the card currently landing in mailboxes around Toronto. Two weeks ago, Wells was also notable by his absence from a new series of print ads aimed at season ticket buyers.