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  • March 7th, 2008

    Red Sox 6, Dodgers 9:
    Happy now?

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    Well, Jonathan Papelbon got what he wanted–he broke Mariano Rivera’s record of $750K that he got in 1998 (with the same amount of time in the bigs) by agreeing to a 1 year $775K deal with the Sox yesterday. He also will receive a $25K bonus if he makes the All-Star team…His contract is the 2nd highest in history for someone with his major league experience. Ismael Valdez signed with the Dodgers in 1997 for $900K

    Dustin Pedroia (who chose not to whine for money in public) got a $77K raise ($2K more than his NL ROY counterpart) agreeing to a 1-year, 457K salary. He made the minimum of $380K in 2007. Must be nice…

    Other signings with $$$$ released included Clay Buchholz ($396K), Manny Delcarmen ($421K), Jacoby Ellsbury ($406K), and Jon Lester (421.5K) This years minimum is $390K.

    The Sox also agreed to terms with everyone else they needed to on the 40 man roster, including: David Aardsma, Craig Breslow, Bryan Corey, Devern Hansack, Kyle Jackson, Edgar Martinez, David Pauley; Dusty Brown, George Kottaras, Chris Carter, Argenis Diaz, and Brandon Moss.

    And while this is all well and good, what the %^#@*&^@*&^ happened in yesterday’s game? A 7-run 9th by the Dodgers–comprised of a 3-run shot and a GRAND SLAM…and who the hell are Hunter Jones (gave up the 3-run homer) and Lee Gronkiewicz (gave up the Grand Slam)???

    Fortunately, this cannot be laid at the feet of Tim Wakefield, who went 3 inning of 1 hit ball, while striking out 3 and walking 2…From Wake: “I felt good. It was good to get my pitch count up. Pitched out of a couple jams, which was good. You don’t like to be in that, but its good to work on in spring training.” This is SUCH good news–Tim Wakefield is an important part of the Sox rotations, made even more so by the fact that Curt Schilling is out of commission for a while…

    Speaking of out of commission for a while–It seems that Coco will be another couple of days recovering–this time from a root canal, which he had yesterday. All told, it’s been almost a week since he has played. While Tito says it will not impact his “competition” with Jacoby Ellsbury–I dont see how it can not. If a “nagging groin injury” is the injury this year (last year it was something else, the year before his middle finger) it will be just another reason why his offensive production is…well, offensive…

    Looks like Bartolo Colon’s prediction of pitching in a game on the 9th is a little off. He will throw a side session today, and they face live hitters for batting practice on Sunday. Tito has said that the 15th is a more realistic goal…

    Today: 2 games, One against the Oreos in Fort Lauderdale, with BatSh*t Julian getting the start, and the other against the Twins, at City of Palms with Clay Buchholz getting the ball. 1st pitch for both games is 1:05pm…

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 6, Dodgers 9:
    Happy now?”

    1. Ted D says:

      Hi Christine.

      That is what I hate about ST. I want them to win, but when you’ve got guys from AA ball playing from the 6th inning on, it’s hard to get too upset.

      Wake looked good, and other than the first inning, Daisuke looked good today.

      Hope you are well. Miss seeing you around.

    2. Moises Aguilar says:

      chris brown is the best all u f0ckin haters r mad because he is famous and r not

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