Kelly Shoppach traded to New York; door open for Ryan Lavernway to play
#RedSox today traded catcher Kelly Shoppach to the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 14, 2012
Most Red Sox fans are going to love this move. This baseball team is going no where fast so there is no reason to retain veteran players when they can:
A.) Help someone else playoff push
B.) The team has prospects (In this case Ryan Lavernway) who the fans want to see play and get Major League experience now.
Get excited Red Sox fans! This team actually did something for the future!