Solamente Hermida-Calhoun Steps Aside
After yesterday's "almost" last minute signings, only Jeremy Hermida remains unsigned. As posted below, the Boston Red Sox and Jonathon Papelbon agreed to a one year deal worth $9.35 million. THAT'S A BARGAIN. Manny Delcarmen and the Sox inked an incentive-laden one year $905,000 deal and Ramon Ramirez will earn $1.12 million in 2010. That leaves one unsigned player. Hermida made $2.25 million last year. I don't expect a raise this year, not much of one anyways. He's our number four outfielder and he will see substantial playing time. Theo Epstein will handle this one before February 1...umm, I'm fairly certain.
Jim Calhoun, Hall of Famer and coach of the University of Connecticut men's basketball team, was forced to take a leave of absence yesterday presumably for health reasons. He's had three bouts with cancer in the past but the current situation does not indicate a reoccurance of that dreaded disease. THANK GOD. We hope and pray for the best. Jim Calhoun is more than a good coach. He's a great man. Click on the title of this post for more on the situation (including video) from the Hartford Courant.
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