# Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Today is a sad day on chisoxcollector.com.  Brian Anderson has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for Mark Kotsay.

I consider myself a Brian Anderson fan.  I had high hopes for him back in 2006, and was very disappointed with the way his season went.  Since then, he has been in Ozzie's doghouse.  There is no debate over who is the better player between Brian Anderson and Dewayne Wise.  Dewayne Wise does not belong in the Major Leagues.  I feel that Brian Anderson, if given a true every day chance, would put up a .250/.330/.450 line.  Nothing great, but pretty close to average for a center fielder.  Offense, however, isn't where Brian shines.  He is one of the better defensive center fielders in the American League, if not all of baseball. 

Not only is Dewayne Wise on the roster instead of BA, but now BA is on the Red Sox!  I have an irrational hatred of the Red Sox.  They are, without a doubt, my most hated sports franchise.  It will be very difficult to cheer for BA with that ugly "B" on his cap.

Goodbye, Brian Anderson.  You will be missed!