Mood Music - Enter Sandman by Metallica
Now that we seem to have some closure on the Derek Jeter situation as well as a drama free resigning of Mariano Rivera, the next order of business is a new contract for Andy Pettitte. I would have to imagine that the return of Jeter and Rivera (along with an eight figure check) could convince Andy to join the cast of The Core Four's Last Hurrah. Hopefully Pettitte and Jorge Posada can ride off into the sunset together after grabbing one final championship.
And now, some moves from around the league:
-The big one. The Red Sox will acquire Adrian Gonzalez of the Padres for Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, and Reymond Fuentes. Excellent coverage from our sister site Over The Monster can be found here, here, and here.
This is a great pickup for the Red Sox, and one that they have long been rumored to be on the brink of making. My hope is that Brian Cashman and co. are not in the business of anatomy measuring. The Red Sox adding a piece does not necessitate deviation from the goals the organization has established.
I liked Berkman a lot when he was here and wish him the best. I must admit my skepticism about the Cardinals plan to use him in left field, however.
I'm sure there's much more to come and we're always waiting for the other shoe to drop. I would have to think that with Jeter and Rivera out of the way, Cashman is only beginning to widen his gaze.