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Photo by Kelly O’Connor of

Does anyone else look up highlights on to get your baseball fix? Or is that just me? Because home run highlights are pretty awesome. That, and whatever Mike Trout does.

  • Guess what, everybody? It’s time for your favorite game show, Arbitration! Just name your price, and we’ll see if you’re worth it. Probably not, but hey, you tried. (No need for arbitration)
  • The World Baseball Classic wants some nice, clean-cut baseball, which means that pitchers cannot appear in more than one game on the same day. Didn’t know that was a problem. (New WBC rules reduce pitch counts)

I’m hearing rumors that our boy, Xander Bogaerts, might play in the WBC. If he does, you can expect some highlight reel-worthy plays.

Categories: Bobby Bonilla Boston Red Sox Houston Astros Junichi Tazawa Mike Trout New York Mets Rafael Soriano Terry Francona World Baseball Classic Xander Bogearts

Brett Cowett is a young, die-hard Red Sox fan. An undergrad at Arizona State University, Brett is studying digital journalism with a minor in Dustin Pedroia studies. Apart from laughing at Nick Swisher's escapades in the field, Brett enjoys the occasional sci-fi flick, playing Halo, and being snarky. Follow him at @BACowett for more baseball, random musings, and random baseball musings.

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  1. Arnold January 18, 2013 at 3:22 AM #

    "This signing also took away a draft pick from the Washington Nationals. Cue my laughter."

    And you laugh because the Sox have made absolutely killer decisions regarding the bullpen in the past few seasons? Or that for some reason you believe the Sox have a better chance at reaching the postseason, and especially the World Series, than the Nats next season?

    So a luxury purchase by a team widely regarded as a favorite to win it all next season is good for laughter…as opposed to what brilliant maneuvers by the home town team?

    • Brett January 18, 2013 at 4:50 AM #

      I'm laughing at how it was such a bad deal for the Nats. They didn't need Soriano, they're basically paying him $14 million for nothing starting in 2018, and yeah, he's as low-risk as you can go with relievers, but he's on the wrong side of 30. They have other arms. They didn't need to throw money at a Boras client and give the Yankees a draft pick. The contract was laughable. Unnecessary and unneeded.

      Sure, the Sox haven't had the best bullpen lately, but that doesn't mean Sox fans can't look at other deals and say they're good or bad. Yes, there's been bad performances by the bullpen, but off the top of my head, I can't think of a bad contract. It's difficult to build the 'pen. Relievers are nearly impossible to project from year to year, save for an elite few (Rivera, Hoffman, etc).