Following the Doug Mientkiewicz trade, USA Today’s Rod Beaton tips Boston to sign journeyman 1B Roberto Petagine to a one-year deal.

Older CSTB readers might recall Petagine (above) putting up big numbers for the Mets’ Norfolk affiliate once upon a time, but subsequently having a lot of difficulty with major league pitching. Since then, Petagine has established himself as a bona fide star in Japan.