Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rookies Of The Year...Red Sox Rumbles...Words From Seibu

The AL and NL Rookie of the Year Award winners were named yesterday. Justin Verlander was the winner going away for the American League. He finished the season at 17-8 with a wonderful ERA of 3.63. Our very own Jonathon Papelbon finished a distant second. He finished an injury marred year with 35 saves and a 0.92 ERA. If he had stayed healthy, it would have been a neck and neck race.
In the NL, Hanley Ramiriez was the winner, beating out the Nationals' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Hanley finished the year hitting .292, stealing 51 bases, batting in 119 runs and clobbering 17 home runs. Not bad for a kid. Not bad at all, Hanley. Congrats to both players.
On to the Red Sox. Word is expected out of Seibu and MLB at 8pm EST tonight on who (we know...Sox at $42mill.) the winning team is in the bidstakes for the sevices of Matsuzaka. The winner will then have 30 days to come to an agreement with Matsukaka's agent, Scott "20 Mule team" Boras. May the good team win. That's us!
Lastly, the Boston Globe has reported that the Red Sox have already made an official offer to free agent outfielder J.D. Drew. As it looks now in mid-November, the Red Sox are determined to improve themselves IMMENSELY this off season. Why don't we just all sit back and enjoy the ride! Those are my plans precisely, and you'll read about all the thrills and chills right here at your everything Red Sox corner newstand.


At 11/14/2006 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read this with interest, Peter:

Now, I wail on against some Australian Network Robber Baron, who once turned the LA Dodgers into a major money-loser, trying to tell the NY Mets how to run their team, while eying the purchase of all the Non-Steinbrenner Shares of The YES Network;

They think that they're a sly as a FOX, but dumb enough to have Tim Mc Carver as Lead Baseball Analyst.

At 11/14/2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know..illuminating as always, ML. 8PM cannot come soon enough..I'll have to stay up late! (Kidding, but my bedtime is sometimes way early)

At 11/14/2006 1:16 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

$42M just for the rights to negotiate?!? How much more to sign this privileged character? And are there any guarantees? I would hope that kinda bucks won't reduce the funds Theo has for the rest of the team needs.

J.D. Drew might be a good addition for a couple of years (WMP can still get some playing time when Drew is on IR), but I don't think he has the value for a long term contract.

At 11/15/2006 7:20 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

As I said in my next post, BFW, the team will make much more than $51.1 million with broadcasting and marketing rights. Much more.


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