Some things to think about…
* Very good win for the Sox last night as my fears of a Tribe uprising have subsided for another day. But that Choo is a killer.
* With the national media narrowing the bulk of their coverage to the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Phillies and Cubs, much of MLB nation has definitely not focused on the addition of Gordon Beckham to the Sox lineup after only 59 games in the minor leagues. If the powers that be were paying attention, he’d be a SportsCenter staple. Such is life in the world of the Pale Hose.
* Sox No. 1 draft pick Jared Mitchell, the College World Series MVP out of LSU, is close to signing and apparently on his way to Kannapolis. It’s going to be a lot of fun following this guy as he attempts to reach Chicago in Beckham-like fashion. Probably too much to ask for, but who knows? After watching him in Omaha, he certainly looks the part and would be a real energizer at the top of the lineup.
* In Kenny Williams we trust, but I was very surprised Brandon Allen was traded, especially since he’d just been promoted to Charlotte. I was convinced Allen would join Beckham, Tyler Flowers, Jordan Danks, Dayan Viciedo, Chris Getz and others in the new era of Sox baseball.
That said, newest addition Tony Pena (not the Royals shortstop or the Yankees first base coach) has the potential to strengthen the bullpen. He also can provide insurance if KW decides to swing a deal for Dotel or Linebrink. Just saying.
Looking for another “W” tonight.