Hate to say I told you so...
... but obviously I was right, at least in the near term, about the Wily Mo Pena/Bronson Arroyo deal. With David Wells too feeble and stupid to pitch, and Keith Foulke not capable of closing at this juncture, forcing Jonathan Papelbon to close (like the best Sox closer since Lee Smith?), that seven man rotation is now looking like four, and Theo probably has to make a deal.
Who was it who says that you can't have enough pitching? Oh yeah, pretty much everyone. Now that we need a fifth starter, can Theo dial Cincinatti and invoke a "givies backsies" provision?
Given Pena's horrible fielding in right, and Bronson's emergence as a slugger, I'm wondering if the Sox shouldn't have kept Bronson and played him in right as a platoon with Trot against lefties. After all, he's hitting with more consistent power than Pena, and his fielding couldn't be worse.
Of course, if Bronson tails off, and Pena becomes more Barry Bonds (naturally, one would hope) than Pete Incavelia (sp?), Theo will be vindicated. I hope that is the case, as it's no fun being right about stupid deals like Larry Anderson for Jeff Bagwell, Mike Boddicker for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling, etc.