Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/6/12
I was just as surprised as anyone when I heard the news that Marco Scutaro had been traded. It had been pretty clear after last season that Lowrie wasn't the answer so not bringing him back was an obvious choice - but the Scutaro thing really left me puzzled. Marco wasn't going to wow anybody with the glove and yeah his arm left a lot to be desired. But the guy could hit a little bit and he really seemed comfortable in his role. Besides, wasn't Iglesias supposed to be still a couple years away? And don't forget that former Royal great, Mike Aviles, was down in Puerto Rico learning how to play the outfield to "maximize his value to the club." When a play is asked to work on other positions - it doesn't exactly scream "confidence".So what do the Sox do to answer my frustrations and fears? Bring in the incomparable Nick Punto who has played 100 games or more only once in the past four seasons and over 125+ just twice in his entire 9 year career. Great news for a team that has had injury problems
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