The Red Sox will be kicking off their 2016 season in just a few short hours with a 4:10pm EST start time against the Cleveland Indians. Seems like the perfect day to post the contents of an all-Red Sox trade package I received a while back from Jeff at Wish They Still Came With Bubblegum.
Rusney Castillo has made the Opening Day 25-man roster, but hasn't exactly lived up to the hype that surrounded him when he first signed. In 80 games last year he barely batted above .250, and chipped in with just 5 home runs and 29 RBI. Another campaign like that and you're going to start hearing the word "bust" thrown around a lot more on New England sports talk radio.
Austin Rei was taken in last year's draft, so it's still early. He's 22 years old and should be playing somewhere within the minor league system this year, though I'm not entirely sure at what level yet.
Jeff, thanks for the cards my man! I have a small stack of Braves set aside for you, but felt it was a little lacking given what you sent me. I picked out a couple singles on COMC to hopefully level things out a bit, and as soon as that order arrives I'll get everything shipped out to you. In the meantime I hope the Braves aren't as disappointing this year as they're predicted to be!
Jose Mesa, 1992 Fleer Ultra #305 - In my first blog post of the year, I may have been a little harsh in my criticisms of the Orioles' somnolent winter. After all, Dan Duquette claimed not o...