November 6th, 2006
Lenny DiNardo and his 6 inning scoreless streak in the Arizona Fall League is the lead news on the official Sox page. Playing for the Peoria Javelinas worked a nearly perfect inning, walking 1 while striking out 3. He is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 7 games.
Deadline to bid on Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka is Wednesday at 5:00pm. Theo is being tight-lipped about any bidding (or lack thereof). I don’t think we are going to get this guy, by the mere fact that I don’t think the Sox are going to bid a buttload of money–and let’s face it, King George has unlimited pockets. But maybe we will be surprised and another team will outbid the Skanks…My prediction? The Bid will be $45 million.
From the “What the HELL are they thinking???” Department: Once again, the Sox are looking at Julio Lugo as a possibility for shortstop–Why Why Why Why WHY??? I do not know what the big attraction to this guy is–yeah, he has got some speed, but I believe the best shortstop we had in recent memory was Pokey Reese–Why can’t Theo see what he can do about getting HIM back?? He has been out of the game since March 2006 when he was released from the Marlins on for leaving camp with permission, so he should not be pricey.. And who could argue that his ‘fro WAS a sight to be behold! Get Back Pokey!
Since its been 4.6 seconds since someone praised Pedro Martinez, he floated THIS possibility out there last week: “To go back, I have to recover. I have to be healthy. But if God doesn’t want that, then I would have to think about giving it all up.’” The Mets were unaware that Pedro had thoughts of retiring…Of COURSE they were! Pedro has no intention of retiring..he was just feeling neglected….
Mike Mussina will more than likely be returning to the Skanks–But apparently is going to take a pay cut to do it…The Skanks currently have a $17 million option on him, but are looking at a 2-year, $25 million contract–essentially cutting his pay for $5 million a year (his expiring contract was for $88.5 million) How EVER will he manage???!!!
Sammy Sosa, who took his ball and went home in 2006 after rejecting a non-guaranteed offer of $500,000 from the Washington Nationals, now says he is motivated to return and wants to come back to baseball. The 37 year-old slugger is 12 homers short of 600, and would like to get there before he retires.Sammy Sosa is the only player in history to have three seasons of at least 60 homers.
With regards to football: I know you get 4 tries to go 10 yards, and if you don’t do it by the 3rd, you should punt–that is about all I know about the sport. And with all due respect, I have no desire to know any more. I cheer peripherally for a couple of teams: The Patriots, cause they are the team of New England, The Colts, ’cause I like Peyton Manning, the Giants, as they are my fiance’s team, and so forth. But I know enough to recognize that last night’s game between the undefeated Colts and the Pats was a big deal–and a big disappointment for the Pat’s fans, with the 27-20 loss last night…Sorry, guys…
Only 32,457 days left until Spring Training…(sigh)