ESPN is reporting that the Red Sox are interested in a Mike Lowell-Luis Castillo trade.
It’s hard to understand why that would be a good trade for either organization as the Sox already have a really good second baseman in Justin Pedroia and Lowell is fading with age and injury. He’s coming off thumb surgery last week and had hip surgery in 2008.
Where this trade might make sense is if the Mets do not re-sign Carlos Delgado. However, Newsday is reporting the Mets front office is still high on Delgado, who went 1-for-4 in his latest Winter League game, and are “very interested” in him still.
Then Lowell could be a starting first baseman with Daniel Murphy as a backup, giving Lowell a day or two off each week. The same case could be made for Delgado.
If you had to choose between the two, which one would you take?