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  • January 9th, 2007

    Will there ever be any Red Sox news again?

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:37 am in Old Friends,Random Thoughts Comments (7)

    Wow…It sure doesn’t FEEL like it!

    Every day I troll through all the Baseball sites I visit, looking for something other than “The JD Drew contract will be signed by the end of the week”–and that that was nearly two weeks ago, or “Roger Clemens will be going to the Red Sox–guaranteed”, or “Now that RJ is gone back to Arizona, Roger Clemens join Andy Pettitte and pitch for the Skankees–guaranteed” or the ever popular “Daisuke went to the movies and ordered a popcorn–with butter!”

    (sigh) this is getting monotonous–and we still have like 37,000 days until spring training…

    Some very random thoughts:

    $26 million dollars is what the Diamondbacks have agreed to pay Randy Johnson to toe the mound in Arizona in 07 and 08–a 43-year old man who just had back surgery at the end of October–a man who will be 45 when the contract is up–a man who had a 5.00 ERA last year (and a 17-11 record). An average of $13 million dollars a year–of which the Skankees will pay $2 million for the 1st…So, c’mon, you can tell me, the FO of the Diamondback have all had full frontal lobotomies, right? Randy Johnson is no longer a $10+ million a year pitcher–now of course he will return to the NL and have a record of 23-2… 
    At least he’s not going to the Skankees: While it’s not my 1st choice (Boston, is, natch…) Mark Loretta will be going to the Astros for the 2007 campaign, having signed $2.5 million contract, with performance bonuses which could add up to another million…

    Why, Giambi not enough of a defensive wiz? Doug Mientkiewicz signed a 1-year deal with the Skankees for $1.5 million–he will share time at 1st base in 2007 with Jason Giambi and Co…

    Closing for Cleveland? Pulling a Roger Clemens, Keith Foulke finalized a 1-year, $5 million contract last week. Apparently, Keith is looking to close again, after absolutely sucking in the role for the last 2 years. So, how exactly is Cleveland close to home? (He lives in Arizona) Must be like Toronto was closer to Houston than Boston was…

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Keith Foulke–I always have; sometimes he needs to keep his mouth shut, but I will always remember him coming out of the bullpen during the 2004 ALCS, exhausted, and without most of his pitches, and managing to stop the Skankees…and pitching great in the World Series. Keith Foulke should have been the MVP of the World Series–no question in my mind…

    And to weigh in briefly on the Joel Pineiro issue: Not sure if he can be a closer, but his starting record is indicative of NOTHING–you cannot predict how a reliever will perform under the pressure of starting, and vice versa…Comparing the mindset of a reliever to the mindset of a closer, to the mindset of a starter is like comparing, apples, and grapes, watermelons…Bets thing to do is throw everyone in the mix and see how it plays out. I am not of the mindset that believes we need to have all of the roles in the bullpen figured out on April 2–it’s going to take some time to throw it all up on the wall and see what sticks…

    The inductees for the 2007 Class of the Baseball hall of fame, voted in by the 520 members of the Basball Writers Association will be announced today. Requiring 75% of the votes (or 390 votes) Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken appear to be shoo-ins on their 1st ballot…Jose Conseco is on the ballot as well–do you eally think ANYONE will actually vote for that moron? But the big controversy this year is how Mark McGwire will fare. My question is, will Jim Rice FINALLY be given his due and his induction into the hall? The veterans committee inductions, if there are any, will be announced on Feb 27.

    Can we have some Red Sox news–PLEASE???

    7 Responses to “Will there ever be any Red Sox news again?”

    1. laura says:

      At least I have the Patriots to occupy my days. And my Tom Brady calendar. But when the football season ends, I’ve got nothing — it’s always the worst part of the year between football ending and baseball beginning. I do not look forward to that time!

    2. Kaylee says:

      hey brady is mine:)I want himat least i got him and MY PATRIOTS:)

    3. Christine E. says:

      Fortunately, the time between football ending and baseball beginning is not that long..

      Doesn’t it feel like its MORE quiet this year? Which is ridiculous, as a TON of stuff happened all at once…maybe if they had spread it out more…:-)

      And yes, Tom Brady is very nice to look at–and I hear, single again?

    4. Kaylee says:

      yed he is but not for long haha:)

    5. Kaylee says:

      whoops yes sorry:)

    6. Christine E. says:

      At least you are off your Rudy Seanez obsession…LOL

    7. Kaylee says:

      hahayeah but i am on a TOM BRADY obsession now aat least he can play football:)

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