Thursday, February 01, 2007

SI Comes Through With A Great Article About Our Red Sox, And Their Closer-To-Be.

Thanks to Bosox Fan In Wichita, an everyday commenter here and an all-around baseball fan. I'll give you a paragraph here, but this is one of those pieces that you MUST read...and you can! Click on the title of this post. Again, thank you BFW! Here we go....

"So if anybody tries to tell you this spring Boston can't win because it doesn't have a closer, just tell them it will have one soon. The Red Sox will have a spring training competition among Brendan Donnelly, Mike Timlin, Julian Tavarez, Joel Piniero, Craig Hansen, Manny Delcarmen, Devern Hansack and a darkhorse, prospect Bryce Cox. (Forget Papelbon. The only way he goes back to closing is if team doctors change their minds that his shoulder needs four days of rest between pitching, that he isn't at least the No. 2 starter the Red Sox believe he is, and the team already had gone through multiple options at closer)
.In the meantime, too much will be made in the coming weeks about how the Red Sox don't have a "proven closer." They have one of the best offensive teams in the league and one of the deepest rotations with the best pure stuff, so they can withstand some uncertainty about the closer role.
Closers can fall out of trees: Jenks, Wainwright, Derek Turnbow, Ryan Dempster, Takashi Saito and Solomon Torres are just the latest examples of teams hitting on fliers. The Red Sox will figure it out for themselves. They don't need a Peyton Manning. Somewhere in Fort Myers this spring they'll find a Rex Grossman."

I told you. And you all know my thoughts about our closer sitution. So I'll let this article say it all. And it's so nice to see such an optimistic view...wow, if this happens, the '07 Sox are going to be GOOD! Please click on the title, and your comments would be great. And again, BFW, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

5 Comments:

At 2/01/2007 4:45 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

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At 2/01/2007 4:45 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

I hope they are=) a repeat of 04 would be nice:) I am not too worried about the closer role as long as PINERIO does not suck it up=]

 
At 2/01/2007 4:47 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

But we must worry, until there IS one. I hope you and everyone enjoyed that aticle, thanks to BFW! Night now.........

 
At 2/01/2007 6:41 PM, Blogger laura said...

I'm still betting on Hansen...I hope he put in a lot of work these past few months.

 
At 2/02/2007 6:31 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Laura, if he came of age this year, it would be too perfect!! He has some learning to do, though.

 

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