Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unknown Heroes Pt. 18: Billy Hatcher

Billy Hatcher was a World Series hero with the Cincinnati Reds in 1990. He was picked up in a trade by the Red Sox during the 1992 season for pitcher Tom Bolton. Hatcher immediately brought some value to the team by being one of the few players with any sort of speed. Hatcher even pulled off a straight steal of home early on in his Red Sox tenure.

1993 was the best season of his Red Sox career, when he hit .287/.336/.400/.736 with nine home runs, 57 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases. Hatcher began the 1994 season with Boston but was traded early on to Philadelphia for Wes Chamberlain.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Red Sox Sign Alfredo Aceves

Sorry about the lateness of this post. The Red Sox added another arm recently by picking up the former Yankee right-hander. The Red Sox apparently want to convert Aceves to a starter. Aceves has had success at the Major League level for the Yankees, but it was in the bullpen. An interesting, low-risk, high-reward type signing.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Red Sox Agree to Sign Dennys Reyes


Sorry for the hiatus. I just finished moving.

Anyway, the Red Sox signed Dennys Reyes, a large left-hander, to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Reyes is 34 and pitched for St. Louis last year, going 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 38 innings. He is just another left-handed relief option the Red Sox are bringing in searching for a good LOOGY.