Carp to Boston makes some sense. I think the Carp fans look at his ISO in AAA going from .174 to .259 to .307 with a 10% walk rate from 2009 - 2011 (age 23 - 25) and think that if you can get him to a fair ballpark, the power can emerge. He clearly took a step back last year, but his 2011 in the majors was above average. He does have reverse splits in the majors, but I don't know (haven't pulled) his minor league splits. Boston clearly wants to see if he can beat out Nava and/ or Overbay as a lefty bat to pair with Gomes and Napoli. This made a bit more sense before Overbay was signed. It is just cash, so why not?