Thursday, September 9, 2010
Matt Fox Claimed by Red Sox
Just this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox claimed 27-year-old, former 1st round pick of the Twins, Matt Fox off waivers. He had been taken off of the 40 man roster on Sunday to make room for Ben Revere on the 40 man roster. Although disappointed, he saw it as a great opportunity. If not for that crazy Thursday night game against Detroit last Thursday night, he likely would not have been put on the Twins 40 man roster, and at the end of the season, he would have likely left the Twins to go elsewhere. With uncertainty. By getting that one opportunity with the Twins, it opened doors. But to be fair, Fox did well for himself by pitching a terrific game against the Texas Rangers last Friday night. When he was removed from the 40 man roster, I was somewhat annoyed that the Twins did it (on a personal level), but it made some sense. From Fox’s perspective, it was an opportunity, he took advantage of it, scouts and GMs around baseball were able to see it, and the Red Sox claimed him. And now, he will get to spend the rest of the season with the Red Sox. They are on the west coast for the next six games, but of their last ten games, six are against the Yankees and four are against the White Sox. So Matt Fox can still help the Twins the rest of the season. And if the Twins happen to win a World Series championship, he will get a ring too!