Felger & Mazz: August 22, 2013
In an abbreviated Felger and Massarotti Show, the guys opened the day discussing the Boston Red Sox and the fallout from Ryan Dempster hitting Alex Rodriguez. Dempster was fined and suspended for 5-games for hitting A-Rod. Sox designated hitter David Ortiz came out and said that he didn’t like that Dempster hit Rodriguez. Did hitting A-Rod wake up the Yankees? Ortiz has also been dealing with some lower back tightness and may be blaming it on the travel. Should players be able to blame the schedule for injuries? Also, it’s closing in on the one-year anniversary of the Sox blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Ivan De Jesus, James Loney, Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, and Jerry Sands. Which team has benefited most from the trade?