Torii Hunter is gone, but Ken Williams continues to make noise about the Sox reeling in a â€œbig fish.â€ The signing of Scott Linebrink is expected to be announced tomorrow, but he cries out â€œbig fishâ€ about as much as my column cries out â€œnationwide syndication!â€
So who is Williams talking about? There are only four fish in the sea that I see: Aaron Rowand, Andruw Jones, Miguel Cabrera and Carl Crawford.
Cabrera and Crawford are fish, in a matter of speaking. Oneâ€™s a Marlin, the otherâ€™s a Devil Ray. And Jonesâ€™ body is starting to resemble a whaleâ€™s with his Juan Uribe-like conditioning. But, as we all know, a whale is a mammal, not a fish. So heâ€™s out.
Then thereâ€™s Rowand. He and the Sox go together like fish and chips. But Rowand alone is not going to reinvigorate the Sox line up, and his contract will likely prohibit the Sox from making a splash elsewhere.
Williams has his line in the ocean, letâ€™s see who bites first.