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MLB Trade Rumors: Boston Red Sox’ Manny Delcarmen to Colorado Rockies

The Boston Red Sox have dealt struggling reliever and hometown flame-thrower Manny Delcarmen to the Colorado Rockies for minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.

After first breaking in with the Sox’s in 2005 and posting a respectable 3.00 ERA, the 28-year-old Delcarmen has experienced distinct peaks and valleys in his six seasons in Beantown.

In 2006, opponents batted .385 against Delcarmen, but during the 2007 Championship run, he put up a career-best 2.05 ERA.

Unfortunately, both Delcarmen’s ERA and BB/9 ratio have steadily climbed since the 2007 World Series, and his K/9 ratio has only decreased in that time. All of his numbers have been going in the wrong direction.

Auspiciously, Brad Hawpe, the Colorado Rockie who launched a homerun off Delcarmen in that World Series, was just traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 2010 Fenway faithful have seen Delcarmen post nearly career-worst numbers across the board, and Delcarmen himself has no doubt heard those same faithful moan in frustration whenever he’s made the trot from the bullpen to the mound.

Parting with Delcarmen is hardly throwing in the towel on the season, as he’s offered little true relief out of the pen.

In exchange, the Red Sox have acquired Chris Balcom-Miller, a 21-year-old righty from San Jose, California. Selected in the sixth round of the 2009 amateur draft, Balcom-Miller was impressive for the 2009 Casper Ghosts (1.58 ERA / 0.82 WHIP).

This season, Balcom-Miller has been less dominant for the Class-A Asheville Tourists. In 108.2 innings, he has posted a 3.31 ERA and fanned 117.

As recently as July 6, Balcom-Miller was awarded South Atlantic League honors as Pitcher of the Week.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox Eye Trevor Hoffman, Cast Wide Net For Pitching

Milwaukee Brewer Trevor Hoffman isn’t available at this year’s trade deadline, but that didn’t stop Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein from asking after the closer he first met while working for the San Diego Padres, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Not remotely effective this season, Hoffman owns a 6.82 ERA over 33 innings and joins a nearly all-inclusive group of relievers that the Red Sox are pursuing in the final days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline this Saturday.

Today, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reviewed all the relievers the Red Sox have reportedly sought over the past month. The list includes Matt Capps, Scott Downs, Kyle Farnsworth, Mike Gonzalez, Sean Marshall, Will Ohman, Rafael Perez, Kerry Wood, Michael Wuertz, and former Red Sox David Aardsma and Craig Breslow.

True to his word, Epstein has been scouring rosters for available bullpen help. Despite injuries to outfielders, catchers, infielders and starters alike, the Red Sox might would be closer than seven games back in the American League East if they had an effective bullpen.

The 2010 Red Sox pen’s weaker components have blown 14 saves and allowed a Major League-worst 43 homers en route to a 4.42 ERA. This is frighteningly close to the Orioles’ 4.47 mark. Journeyman Scott Atchison (4.05 ERA), trade-candidate Ramon Ramirez (4.57 ERA), flame-thrower Manny Delcarmen (4.86 ERA), and southpaw Hideki Okajima (5.81 ERA) are the primary underperformers.

The Red Sox must make at least one move for a reliever before the deadline if they are to compete through August and into September. The next 48 hours could decide Boston’s 2010 fate.

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Boston Red Sox: Manny Delcarmen Must Be Moved

After watching the weirdest no-hit bid by John Lackey last night in Seattle, I have come to decide that Manny Delcarmen is done. His stuff isn’t good anymore and he wouldn’t do well at Double-A ball.

After Lackey’s outstanding performance last night, Delcarmen came into the ninth inning and gave away Lackey’s decision. He retired none of the four batters he faced, and he looked flat-out awful. 

I have been saying this for years, “Theo better move Delcarmen while his stock is high.” Well, you know what, Delcarmen might not have much stock at all anymore, but he is killing the Red Sox. In fact, the whole bullpen, besides Daniel Bard and Jonathon Papelbon, have been killing the Red Sox throughout this season. 

Delcarmen isn’t effective anymore at all. The past few years, I have always thought he didn’t deal well with inheriting runners, now he can’t just deal with anything. He’s a poor reliever that is a part of an absolutely poor bullpen.

Boston’s General Manager, Theo Epstein, needs to go out and grab some bullpen help to go along with Papelbon and Bard.

And maybe next offseason, let’s try and not have guys like Bill Hall and Darnell McDonald on our roster. 


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Report: Delcarmen Headed To The Disabled List

A Major League source has told Nick Cafardo (Boston Globe) that the Red Sox will place righthander Manny Delcarmen on the disabled list with a right forearm strain.

Cafardo did not know who would be called up to replace him on the roster for tomorrow night’s game against Baltimore, but the Globe is reporting the two most likely candidates are right-handers Robert Manuel and RHP Fernando Cabrera.

Delcarmen has faced 14 batters in his last three appearances, retiring only three and surrendering nine hits.

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