Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Foulke Finished..Lyons Coming?

The Boston Red Sox will not exercise its $7.5 million dollar option on reliever Keith Foulke. Foulkie has until Friday to decide whether or not to exercise his own option. The thought process has him leaving to pitch for a team nearer his home in Arizona. If Foulke decides to pick up his option and stay with the club, he will be paid $3.75 million. (plus the $1.5 million dollar buy-out. That makes it $5.5..not bad!!) I think he's headed out. We will know by the end of this rapidly diminishing, no more political advertisements week.
Entercom, which owns the Red Sox radio rights, maybe be close to hiring Steve "Psycho" Lyons to replace Jerry Trupiano. That would be a shame. As of now, nothing is definite. Trupe was/is a great radio voice for RSN, and I wish I knew more as to why he's leaving.
Happy "HUMP" day as we start our slide into the weekend. Don't get any splinters!


At 11/08/2006 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't be all that sad to see Foulke leave ... I'm not all that impressed with him anymore.

At 11/08/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Zachary A. said...

Man, remember what Foulke did for the Sox in '04?

It seems a shame that after all that, the Sox would dump him like this.

And if Boston management is moving Papelbon to the starting rotation, then are the Sox even gonna have a bullpen?

At 11/08/2006 10:36 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

Man, I love Trupiano. A shame.

At 11/08/2006 11:05 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Back in'04, Novy, when he was healthy enough to have his location AND his wicked change-up, he was as near to unhittable as it gets. But then his knees, and his back. His speedball slowed down, making the change up less effective. And when the knees went, so did his pinpoint control. I'll be surprised if he decides to stay. Shocked.....
And Zach, he WAS the MVP of the '04 WS. The ninth inning of all four games. EFFORTLESSLY!!!!!!
And Sul, it doesn't matter WHO replaces will not be the same....

At 11/08/2006 11:08 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Zachary...much attention to replenishing the bullpen is going to happen. That is the front office's number one concern. Guarenteed! And where the MOST money will be spent. I know thois team, our team, inside and out, sideways and upside down. Watch and you shall see.

At 11/08/2006 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Foulkie is one the treasured, beloved 2004 WS greats ... but something about him just rubs me the wrong way.

*i'm sorry*


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