Thursday, October 26, 2006

RAIN.....And Mike Timlin Signs For 2007

The fourth game of the 2006 World Series of Baseball was rained out. The game was called after a two hour delay and will be made up on Friday, weather permitting. The light percipitation over the area today (Thursday) will, late tonight and Friday, become heavier, with increasing winds. So while there is a window of opportunity to play baseball today, Friday looks dismal. Somehow I hope they get one in.
And Mike Timlin, the veteran Red Sox pitcher, has signed a one year $2.8 contract. If used wisely and much less than the 70 plus appearances he has become used to, he can still be valuable in the set up role. His age, however, has become a factor. This is but one little step....the Red Sox have miles to go before they are set. Their pitching questions, both starters and relievers, are far too numerous for me to go into here. Enjoy game four, weather permitting. If there is another rainout, the pitching rotations will surely change...I'm sure Detroit wants to get Rogers in there ASAP. Enjoy your Thursday!

24 Comments:

At 10/26/2006 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am happy that we have Timlin back for another season ... He can get the job done, but he can't be used as often.

Now what about Trot?

 
At 10/26/2006 10:04 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Novy, I agree with you about Mike T. And Trot? I would so much like to see him in right field. Imagine. Opening day, early April. Trot runs out to right as the crowd rises as one, thunderous applause reverberating in our ears. The sound of love. WMP could learn valuable defensive lessons and maybe, JUST maybe, he can turn into a defensive threat in that sacred "tough to play" territory in our grand old ballpark. Right field Fenway. The twists and turns that provide new paths for the baseball will always confound visiting outfielders. Let's not have a Red Sox player looking lost out there. LOST? Yes, he defined the term at times last year, and in other ballparks. But he's young...24. And he will learn, just as he has learned this past year. He's less agressive at the plate, swinging at far fewer bad pitches. When he hits the baseball on the nose, it's gone in ANY ballpark. And batting behind Manny (please!) and Papi? Danger ahead for the opposing team. Just like we like it!
Hey Wily Mo, work on your defense...and listen to Trot next year. His advice will be invaluable.
And Novy, as always, thanks for reading. I visit your blog every day, on my daily blog jog.

 
At 10/26/2006 10:24 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

ONLY Lastings Milledge was more lost, in that Series with the Return of Pedro:

The Red Sox sent Milledge a dozen roses for his LF Play;

It was that Series which said that Petey was in trouble; & Timlin looked like Ol' Timlin, when the Red Sox delayed the Yankees clinching party.

 
At 10/26/2006 10:32 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Spot on dead right Michael. And left field at the Fens?...a piece of cake compared to right. And WMP seems better suited for centerfield. When the ball is hit right at him, he seems to judge it far better. Rightfield? A horror for most....and I so remember Dewey....but that is an unfair comparison for any human on the planet. He was the definition of defense. As you well know! I wish more of the newer, more recent fans could see him play the outfield like an instrument. Remember? Your thoughts would make a great post! Please?

 
At 10/26/2006 10:37 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

On your blog, of course. I have thoughts too....so many. I was lucky to have access to a season ticket, with my best friend at the time, which was in the late 70s...1977-1980. The two seats, thanks to his Dad, bless his memory, were two rows behind the visiting team's on deck circle. Just, and I mean JUST, to the left of the 3rd base border of the backstop screen. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I was spoiled. And I love it. And those two seats were the perfect vantage point to watch Dewey in all his glory. Oh, I miss that so much. Thanks for reading! Your blog is coming up on my blog jog.

 
At 10/26/2006 11:49 AM, Anonymous Zachary A. said...

I think the Red Sox need to be careful with Timlin next year. His ERA was the highest it's been since 2000, while his walk to strikeout ratio was terrible ( 16/30).

Thanks for checking out my blog, Peter. I've linked your site to my blog list. Keep up the good work. :)

 
At 10/26/2006 11:52 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thank you so much. I've been having trouble adding additional links. But when I can, you will be the first. Needless to say, I've bookmarked you and you are a vital part of my everyday "blog jog." Thanks sooo much...Peter

 
At 10/26/2006 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shame on me for saying this ... but I want to conveniently lose WMP ... ugh ... he's killing me ! On my 8/18/06 Fenway experience ... I kept complaining about he just STANDING THERE ...

RUN AFTER THE BALL YOU DORK ! (please note, he does not DESERVE to be called an idiot)

But ... that's just me. I hope he proves himself, but I don't like him.

And the Trot-ster ... I would love to see him play with Bahston in 2007. I am planning another trip there, and I want Trot, in right field, where he rightly belongs.

 
At 10/26/2006 1:23 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Novy...we so agree...come up to Boston next Spring....to Fenway..although I'm in Connecticut....I'm kidding just a little, but WOW! We agree so much...next time I'm in your neighborhood, I'll let you know. I go south and a little west. Right? Near the Gulf....

 
At 10/26/2006 1:25 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And if there was a Connecticut lottery, which there IS, I proclaim you the winner....have to go now. You're the best.....Peter

 
At 10/26/2006 1:29 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Novy, wish I could email....but that's just me...and everyone, if there IS a game four tonight, enjoy! Novy? You too! Let me know.

 
At 10/26/2006 1:29 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 10/26/2006 1:40 PM, Blogger laura said...

I'm slightly concerned about Timlin coming back. He blew some games and almost blew some more, and he definitely isn't the same as he used to be. Of course, he's getting older. Hopefully he can get it together this winter and prove me wrong.

 
At 10/26/2006 4:20 PM, Blogger John said...

//if there IS a game four tonight, enjoy!//
Weatherbug radar has no echoes across th whole region and there's a camera shot from KMOV looking down on the new Busch and the tarp's off! Looks like game on and another Three O'Clock Thrill for me.

 
At 10/26/2006 4:23 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

I'm glad Timlin is back, but he should NOT be in the same types of spots he was in this year. He should be a reliable long man/mop up guy/occasional set-up when the 'pen has been overworked.

 
At 10/26/2006 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

// Hopefully he can get it together this winter and prove me wrong //

You and me both, Laura !

 
At 10/26/2006 4:45 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Hey Peter, I remember enjoying the hell out of watching Dewey in right field during the 70's. Whenever the opponents got a runner on 2nd, I used to pray someone would hit a single to right just to watch Dewey cut the runner down at the plate! Of course, Cap'n Carl was no slouch at that either - I think he led the league in outfielder assists 6 or 7 times. Wow! What a defensive outfield - it was so much fun to watch. Lot's of gold gloves between them.

 
At 10/26/2006 5:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Laura, his age is a concern, and also his effectiveness...And I agree with you SullDog....John good weather news!
And BFW...oh how we both remember! Have a great night all!!!!!Love ya!!

 
At 10/26/2006 6:44 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

hey peter thanks for the comments and i welcome timlin backif he is not the closer!and yes I am feeling better today!
-kaylee

 
At 10/26/2006 7:40 PM, Blogger Christine E. said...

Hye:

Did you hear about THIS???

From the Globe: Derek Jeter, with 37 percent of the votes cast in Internet balloting conducted by MLB.com, beat out David Ortiz for the Hank Aaron award, which honors the outstanding offensive performer in each league. Ryan Howard of the Phillies was the NL winner. The voting was conducted at an inopportune time for Ortiz, a 3-week period in September when the wheels were coming off for the Sox.

One word: UGH...

Go Tigers!

 
At 10/27/2006 7:00 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Christine, that is a fan based vote. Jeter is in the number one market. Hence, it's an award he wins often.

 
At 10/27/2006 10:49 AM, Blogger Christine E. said...

I know and understand that, Peter..But it does not make it any more palatable...:-(

I just can't believe so many people thing Jeter is great...UGH...

Go Tigers!

 
At 10/27/2006 11:09 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Offensively last year he WAS that good. look at the numbers...but I'd never vote for him. Apparantly not enough votes because the voting was done when David had his heart scare. Thanks for reading...you're the best. Sorry about that comment I left on your blog. i didn't even think while writing it. maybe that was the problem! Have a great weekend....

 
At 10/27/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

I think Timlins presence alone in the bullpen for the younger guys is well worth it. He's their "Jason Varitek", as I once heard Manny DelCarmen refer to him..

 

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