Paps and His Bridge...So Far
Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler. They will be the "bridge" to Jonathon Papelbon in this upcoming 2011 season for the Boston Red Sox. That's a great bullpen mix and the exact support Paps will need as he approaches his last year before free agency. His future long-term multi-year contract will depend on his 2011 numbers. HE knows that, WE know that. Good luck to him. Hey Paps, reduce the number of blown saves and you'll be coveted by EVERY OTHER MLB TEAM. I have a feeling, no, a certainty, that you'll stay in Boston. Have a great 2011. We'll need you.
I had to make this Thursday morning post a quickie, but I'll make it up to you later today. Thanks.