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  • December 14th, 2009

    December 14, 2009
    Jason Bay, really?

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:29 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Wow…I never thought Jason Bay would turn into this whole money crazy free agent.

    I’ll admit we don’t know the whole scoop (and we never do, really), but apparently, the Mets have made an offer of $63 million for 4 years, and the Sox have reportedly made a better offer than their original $60 million 4 year one….and yet Bay’s agent, Joe Urbon, is saying it’s not good enough: “It’s pretty simple. We reject the Red Sox’ latest offer for a number of reasons but primarily the valuation of the offer isn’t where we think it should be, nor is it where other clubs have valued Jason in this marketplace. That’s just led Jason to be more interested in the other opportunities at this point, rather than with the Red Sox.” There is also a rumor around town that there is some “secret team” that has made a better offer.Unfortunately, if the Sox don’t sign Bay, the only other “big deal” option is Matt Holliday, whom would be a great addition to the Sox except for the fact that Satan is his agent, and Boras has already started the PR that Holliday is a BETTER player than Mark Toxemia, who not got a 8-year $180 million contract from the Skanks, but was offered a 6-year $160 million contract form the Sox–the largest offered to a player since Theo has been GM…So you KNOW this won’t be pleasant–or quick…

    The deal for Mike Lowell STILL has not gone through–apparently his thumb issue is a sticking point for the Rangers…

    I’ll say it again, trading Mike Lowell, for what amounts to a bag of balls is Bullsh*t–the Sox keep talking about this freaking “bridge to 2011”–which, to me, means that they are going to cobble together a roster they don’t have to pay much for this off-season, and the Sox may be a “little” better–but I doubt it. If the Sox are not going to make a big splash–and everyday that goes by makes me think this is the case–why get rid of Mike Lowell????

    And what happens if the Rangers say “Ya know what? Thanks, but no thanks.” Do the Sox just release him? Because I don’t care how classy a human being he is–I can’t see him wanting to come back and play for the Boston Red Sox…

    This SUCKS…anyway you look at it…

    And when I say a blockbuster deal, this is not what I mean: After reports that he was undergoing a physical for the Sox, reports indicated that John Lackey has been signed to a 5-year, $85 million deal today. Yeah, he is an angry Texan, but he gets the job done, having career numbers of 102-71 with a 3.81 ERA. I remember him most vividly as a rookie winning game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the only team he has ever played for: The Angels…So a starting rotation of Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Daisuke, Buchholz, Wakefield, with a Boof Bonser chaser? Pretty nifty…

    The Sox and Boof Bonser have struck a 1 year contract worth $650K, eliminating the need for arbitration. The Sox have sent a AA Portland Player, pitcher Chris Province, to the Twins for Boof….

    All of the players on the Sox roster have now been tendered contracts, with Brian Anderson the only exception. He is now a free agent, ending his short stay with the Sox (he was traded from the White Sox on July 28th for Mark Kotsay…)

    The players who have been tendered an contract can file for arbitration between January 5 and 15, are: Casey Kotchman, Jeremy Hermidia, Manny Delcarmen, Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, or Ramon Ramirez (the other 1/2 of the Demonic Bullpen Tandem–not the new RR…)

    And how bout these apples? The Skanks actually non-tendered Chien-Ming Wang over the weekend, making him a free agent. The 19-game winner in the 2006 and 2007 campaigns, he hasn’t been right since he hurt his right foot during an interleague game in 2008. Of course, this starts all the “oooh, the Sox should pick up Chien-Ming Wang” banter. Please…stop…now…

    Coming up: The Hot Stove continues, and a Nation waits…

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