…Slow and Slower.
With Opening Day less than three weeks away, scouts watching the Red Sox say the team should be concerned about third baseman Mike Lowell, 32, and first baseman J.T. Snow, 38.
Lowell, in the words of one scout, has “lost his body quickness.” Snow also lacks athleticism. Kevin Youkilis, 27, can’t play both first and third ” and after hitting only one homer in 79 at-bats last season, he might lack sufficient power to be a corner infielder for a championship club.
The Red Sox have a starting pitcher to trade ” left-hander David Wells, right-hander Matt Clement or right-hander Bronson Arroyo ” and they’re also shopping second baseman Tony Graffanino. But it seems doubtful they would address first base or third before the start of the season.