Signed With A Gentleman's Agreement......
Words you don't see often this day and age. And not just in baseball but in anything. Now that Bronson Arroyo seems all set to be signed to a three year deal for 11 or 12 million dollars, that's where those words come in. You see, he sees this as the best way he can stay with the club for his whole career, for after this 3 year stint he would be in the position to sign long term with the club, the club remembering this "good faith" gesture 3 year deal. His agent, or one of them, is not so sure. I don't know where I stand on this, but I do know that in the rest of this off season, the front office (FO) wil define themselves as being trustworthy and above reappproach, or they will twist into gnarled wrinkled no heart and no soul flesh traders if they indeed do trade the very appetizing Bronson in their quest for a center fielder. Which beast of an FO do we have? Ai, there lies the rub. I'm sure other clubs who we might HAVE to deal with for a centerfielder see Bronson Arroyo as a cog they want in THEIR machine. It's a regular "who do you trust."
And in other Sox news reported everywhere, Julian Tavarez has joined the dangerously overcrowded filled to the gills and gunwhales bullpen, signing a 2 year 6.7 million dollar contract.
In the coming weeks we will see which head of the two-headed beast that is our front office prevails, and true colors will be revealed. I hope I have the stomach for it.