Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wells A No Show On Monday. Seems To Be Steamed.

It seems that a discussion between David Wells and Terry Francona has led to the one day, so far, disappearance of the portly lefthander. From the Courant, "Wells appeared to be upset after a recent conversation with manager Terry Francona about the lefthander's spot in the rotation.
"It wasn't a one-on-one conversation," Francona said Monday. "We were in there with all the pitchers and I kind of explained to him because he wants to know what day he's pitching. I just kind of told him, I said, `David, as of the fourth of March, you wanted to be traded. Now all of a sudden you want to pitch second.' It's not going to happen."
***Peter here again. The second slot in the rotation has wisely been given to Wakefield. Clement will most likely occupy the fourth spot, leaving the fifth spot open and up for grabs. Tracked down and asked to comment on the situation, Wells exclaimed in a loud voice, "WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH." Not really. Nobody knew where to track him. Hey Boomer, do what's best for the club, not what's best for you. You haven't even pitched to live breathing thinking batters yet and you want to slide into the the number two slot? Why don't you start working hard down there in Florida and EARN it instead of issuing a proclamation insuring your status as a leader of this talented club. Or if not, just go away. But we do need you. Stop acting like a five year old. You fit that role too well. Be a man.


At 3/14/2006 7:11 AM, Anonymous Cyn said...

I LOVE Mr. Francona. LOVE HIM.

This is a great story, Peter...thanks for posting it.

Nice to see Tito taking control of his team from the get-go.

At 3/14/2006 8:17 AM, Blogger Iain said...

I like Wells, and I like having him on our team, but I agree with cyn - good on Francona for taking control. He's clearly putting Billy Joel's "Don't take any shit from anyone" into practice! :-)

At 3/14/2006 9:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Bingo. This story just JUMPED out at me. Having Terry establish himself as a force in the clubhouse is huge. No more stepping on the manager's toes. Wells hasn't done a thing this spring except make waves, and not positive ones at that. And Clement's outing yesterday, getting back to his sinker, was another big one. But that was splashed everywhere, and this one was a little "under the radar." Peteronall-your home if your interests lie "under the radar."


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