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  • November 8th, 2007

    November 8, 2007:
    Mike Lowell signing on the horizon?

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:36 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    While yesterday’s activity between Mike Lowell and the Sox was minimal, and Theo does not think the deal with get done before the end of the GM’s meeting today, it seems like its probably going to happen, barring any unforeseen…Mike want 3 years guaranteed–and with that, may be agreeable to less money. He has made it very clear that Boston is where he wants to be. And maybe the most telling is the fact that the Skanks are looking at other options, as they feel this is where Lowell will end up…The Sox have exclusive negotiating rights with him until November 12.

    But IF the Sox cannot get it done with Lowell, the plan seems to be to move Youkilis from 1st to 3rd, and look for a new 1st baseman…which bodes well for the Sox not looking to sign A-Fraud…

    Some cool news–and some even BETTER news: Despite the fact that Brendan Donnelly had season ending Tommy John Surgery in August, and will not be available to pitch until much later in the year, the Sox are in talks with him to possible bring him back for the 2008 campaign…but have not made any like moves to Matt Clement (who is being looked at by the Royals and the Padres) or Eric Gagne (yippee!) Theo has been quoted as saying: “He’s (Gagne) not a great fit for our bullpen right now, but I wouldn’t rule anything out.” Hey, if we need a pitcher than can implode and lose a game on any given day, I am sure we can find one without Gagne’s ridiculous price tag…

    So Mercenary Roger may retire again? But this time he really means it–Apparently, he has a 10 year personal-service contract (whatever the hell that is) with the Astros, and his agent has indicated that he is set to begin using that…

    Words from the Skeezy Bastard: “I know teams would want a player like me. A guy who keeps the clubhouse loose. A guy who has been very durable and will be durable next year. I think everyone realized how important I was to the team last year once I got healthy. When I was in the lineup every day, I think our winning percentage was around .700. I think that’s a testament to the type of player that I am and the kind of stuff I can bring to the table…”Was he always THIS obnoxious and we just never noticed?

    Learning from experience: Hoping that some of it rubs off on them, youngsters Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester will be part of a mini camp held by the Sox after Thanksgiving, where they will go and see how Josh Beckett performs his workout and training sessions. They will also be put on the same shoulder-strengthening program currently in use by Jonathan Papelbon…

    Speaking of conditioning: Daisuke went on record after the World Series, saying that he plans on making a formal request to the Sox that he be able to participate in batting practice for the 2008 campaign, stating that he feels it helps keep his legs in shape…

    3 Responses to “November 8, 2007:
    Mike Lowell signing on the horizon?”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, Donnelly really impressed me by staying with the team, in uniform, to the last game of the WS and was on the field celebrating. He’s obviously a baseball guy at heart, and gives Beckett a run for his money when it comes to curse words issued in press conferences and interviews!



    2. Christine E. says:

      Hey Ted:

      Totally agree with you–Donnelly is a good citizen, and if he can regain his effectiveness, he could be a good fit in the Sox bullpen…

      Still waiting for Mike Lowell–I cannot even tell you how much this needs to happen…and how far away A-Rod needs to stay from the Sox…

      And if I were a Yankee fan, I would be more than a little miffed about all the “A-Rod tells his friends he would love to play in boston” nonsense…

      Thanks so much for your comments–today and everyday!

      Hope you are well!

      Go Sox!

    3. Ted D says:

      Christine, I’m good, and I hope you are. How is/did the play go?

      This Lowell thing is giving my ulcer an ulcer: I just hope they can get this thing done.

      Afrauds comments just show he’s about one thing, and one thing only: himself.

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