The process of trading past the "trade deadline" is a confounding one that I don't fully understand. What I do know is that Brian Giles was claimed last night by the Red Sox. This gives the Red Sox the exclusive power to make a trade with San Diego. However, Boston is among the teams that Giles has a no-trade clause against. Further, the Red Sox OF is pretty full as is with Bay, Elsbury, Drew and Crisp. With the Angels and Rays both also putting claims on Giles, this appears to be nothing more then keep-way by Theo Epstein. Don't throw out those Giles jersey's yet, better then good chance he is sticking around for 2009.
Oh yeah, we still suck but the pain of sucking is subsiding. Hey, Gerut's been a nice surprise!