This is a statement that will probably be thrown in my face and proven wrong before the end of the season. I think the trade for Pudge was a mistake.
Here's my evidence: One, take into consideration just how good the bull pen has been dealing, don't mess with that success. Two, Molina is probably one of the best defensive catchers in the game. Pitchers trust him and their success, is directly correlated to the increase in playing time for Jose. Third, the difference in a .295 hitter and a .225 hitter is rather minimal. According to Crash Davis in the iconic Bull Durham, it's one extra hit a week. My conclusion: Bring back Farney and keep Molina as the everyday catcher!!
How about some dap calling Manny to the Dodgers? If there is one manager that can make it work, it's Joe Torre. The move really puts them in position to take the lead in that division. I am stunned that the BoSox agreed to pay his salary. Basically, LA is a getting a 60 day free trial for one of the best hitters in the game. Good for them.
Have a good weekend - and let's pray for split against these dastardly Angels . . .