Boy. I can't say this enough: we're already getting ripped off by this trade! Andy Marte is arguable more valuable than Crisp. Mota is no better than David Riske. And Kelly Shoppach is a better player and has a better future than Josh Bard. Now Delcarmen is added to the pot? This would be ridiculous if that's how the trade goes down.
The Sox have balked from the get-go when it comes to trading for the 39-year-old starting pitcher. There is nothing special about his career 4.12 earned run average, or his scary contract that could unleash incentives that he really doesn't deserve. Maybe the Sox will break on Williams, but hopefully they'll have the will-power to be say 'no' to another aging pitcher.