The Mayor of “Ding-Dong City” is about to be the Mayor of Free Agent City . The Sox have designated Travis Shaw for assignment ( Mass Live Chris Costello had it first ) and purchased the contract of Franchy Cordero from AAA Wooster. AAAA Franchy who has been working out at first base. ( can you hear my eyes rolling?) should be in Baltimore this evening for the start of the Orioles series. This is Just another placeholder move of Bloom and the Sox manipulating the service time of Tristan Casas. Who you , I and everyone within the continent of North America knows  needs to be up here now. 

To say AAAA Franchy struggled here last year is an understatement.

 

Franchy Slashed .189/.237/.260 line while fanning 37.5% rate. His AAA numbers as are almost always, impressive  .296/.375/.535  through 81 plate appearances. He has three homers and eight doubles with a 28.3% strikeout rate. I fully expect more of the big league numbers we saw from AAAA Franchy last season as soon as he digs in here.

As for Shaw 

Goodbye to bad hitters, as I pointed out last week, Shaw is batting .000 across the board and while he may get a minor league deal after clearing waivers, it’s probably time to hang it up. This deal was nothing more than a prayer and duct tape by Bloom to begin with. The sad thing is the Red Sox are already on plan C at first base. And Crawnchy Cordero is plan C .