So I was surprised when I came home to a message in my inbox saying the Red Sox traded for Paul Byrd from the Cleveland Indians...
The Boston Globe reported from the AP wire that the Sox will either give a player to be named or cash to the Indians.
Byrd will make his first start on Friday vs. Toronto at home, which was Clay Buchholz's next scheduled start. Buchholz has hit a major rough patch (putting things lightly) losing in his last six straight decisions, with his last win coming against Tampa Bay back on May 2.
Currently his record stands at 2-8 with a 6.32 ERA. It's so sad to see after his magical night at Fenway Park on September 1, 2007 no-hitting the Baltimore Orioles.
More info on Byrd:
This season he currently has a 7-10 record with a 4.53 ERA.
He is 4-0 in his last four starts against the Angels, Tigers, Twins, and a complete game at Toronto as his ERA dropped from 5.28 to 4.53.
In the month of August Byrd has a 1.69 ERA allowing three runs in two starts, and has a BAA of .214.
So is this a good move for the Sox? Already some people are writing "Eric Gagne" all over this deal.
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