Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rudy Seañez?

His name is Rudy Caballero Seañez. The middle name means "cowboy" (an anonymous reader gives the meaning as "knight"; Google translator gives "horseman") and the last name is pronounced "Say-AHN-yez" even though most people pronounce it "SEE-uh-nez." I pronounce it "the bane of my existence." In 40 games this season, he has allowed at least a hit or a walk in all but eight. His ERA is 4.17, but that doesn't reflect the inherited runners he has allowed to score. His WHIP is 1.54, better than only teammates Jon Lester (very shaky in recent starts), David Wells (on the DL most of the season), Julian Tavarez, Matt Clement, Jason Johnson, and several others now relegated to the minors.

So what do we do with this guy? He is taking up a roster spot, so it isn't reasonable to not use him. As a veteran major leaguer, he is out of minor league options. Trading him would require him to go through waivers, from where he would likely be claimed with no compensation for the Sox.

In pondering the situation, I came up with a few alternatives. Cast your vote now. The top three will be sent to Theo Epstein as suggestions.

The Seanez Conundrum
What should the Red Sox do with Rudy Seanez?

Use him only when either team leads by 10+ runs
Force him to sit quietly and ponder his sins
Send him to Single-A Lowell to torture the newbies
Trade him and Dan Shaughnessy for a six-pack of beer
Make him clean the team's cleats with his tongue
Send him out for pizza and don't let him back in
Hang him from the monster as a warning to Julian Tavarez
Take him out back and smack him


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5 comments:

Beazer said...

Smack him! SMACK HIM!!!!

Man, he makes me cranky.

Michael Leggett said...

One HORRIFIC BEATING:

If he can't take a joke, Well!

Anonymous said...

Actually, "Caballero" means "Knight", not cowboy, but that doesn't matter cause damn it he sucks

Claire said...

DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT, according to WEEI... Yay!

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