It's A Dice-K Day! Number 18 Arrives!
*****LUGO SIGNING OFFICIAL------'BELLI BACK*****
The news conference announcing the newest pitcher for the Boston Red Sox will be at 5pm today, Thursday. The terms of the six year deal made it abundantly clear that the devil himself, Scott Boras, was not in a strong position to deal from. With only one team, ours, to bargain with, the terms were much more what the Red Sox had in mind instead of Boras' sometimes insane mumblings. $52 to $61 million with incentives over 6 years is fair to both sides. And so we wait for the 5pm news confab, with smiles all around. And he will wear, as we all shall see, number 18....hummm, that number rings a bell, doesn't it? And it's in much better hands with Dice-K...after all, the number 18 means life, la'chaim, in Hebrew. And that's what he will bring to our club.
In other Red Sox news, Julio Lugo's 4 year deal was officially announced, and it was also announced that Doug Mirabelli will return in his back-up catcher role for $750,000.
And now the front office can turn its eyes to the bullpen, which is still two pitchers minimum short, including the closer. And without a bullpen, which right now is too similar to last year's, and without Paps in the closing role, there is work to be done. But we will enjoy today. Theo....great job. Boras, go home!
We proud members of RSN are sure to enjoy today, one that is guaranteed to be a "so great to be a Red Sox fan" day. Oh yeah!
And now RSN turns it's not lonely any longer eyes to the bullpen......the last job left to be done. Everyone....have fun on Dice-K Day...we will remember this all season long! And I'll remember you FOREVER. As always!