December 16, 2009

Red Sox get Mike Cameron

Hey remember this guy from Seattle? Well now he's going to be roaming the outfield for my beloved Boston Red Sox. I'm not sure what I think about this...

If the Red Sox are successful in signing Cameron, it further cements a development that has become all but certain in recent days -- Jason Bay will not be returning.

Cameron, a right-handed hitter, could split time with lefty Jeremy Hermida in left. In fact, Cameron would likely serve as an all-purpose backup, allowing center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and right fielder J.D. Drew to get their share of rest.

Cameron, who will turn 37 in January, spent the past two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2009, he hit .250 with 24 homers and 70 RBIs.

A center fielder for most of his career, Cameron has always been a highly regarded defender. He is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, most recently in 2006.

The problem is, the Sox need so serious juice (pun intended) in the lineup and I'm not sure Cameron provides that. Sure he has a good glove, but he's getting up there in age and will probably only decline at this point.

1 comment:

  1. This deal makes a lot of sense than any others. Good luck Cameron and your new team. Thanks for the update. By the way, Premio Foods is one great company who has free goodies and recipes to cool sports fans out there. Enjoy!