With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man
Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this
opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much
else going on.
If it wasn't enough that the Red Sox were able to unload so much salary in the Megadeal, the club also got talent in return. They acquired two of their top five prospects in the deal in Allen Webster and De La Rosa.
Expect to see De La Rosa in Boston at some point in 2013.
De La Rosa is a short, hard throwing righty from the Dominican Republic with an outstanding changeup. That profile will lead to comparisons to Pedro Martinez, De La Rosa's boyhood hero. The 205 pound De La Rosa has a sturdier frame than Martinez did which hopefully bodes well for his shoulder going forward. His elbow on the other hand has already broken down, as his Big League debut season was cut short as De La Rosa required Tommy John Surgery.
That De La Rosa was rushed...