It’s that time of the year where baseball is so close, yet so far away. I can’t stand these once-a-week football games, even if the team I cheer for is doing well. Too stressful.
- The Red Sox like this guy who’s relatively cheap, is now expendable for the team he plays on, and even hits phantom homers: Michael Morse. (Rosenthal: Red Sox In On Michael Morse)
- Jackie Bradley is the heir apparent to Jacoby Ellsbury. And he is oh so close to the majors. You can just sense this guy is going to do great things. (Jackie Bradley, Red Sox prospect, preparing for opportunity)
- We all know how the Mike Napoli negotiations are going – at a slow, agonizing pace. Theo knows that feeling – he went through the same things with J.D. Drew. (Epstein: Napoli situation similar to Sox’ dealings with Drew)
- Now the Red Sox want to drop Napoli’s contract length to nice, safe, single year. While that’s a good idea in theory, in practice…problems happen. (Report: Red Sox want to reduce Mike Napoli’s contract to one year)
- He’s had enough of the rehab from Tommy John surgery, and now Rubby De La Rosa is ready to impress you. As in, pitch-like-his-childhood-idol-Pedro-Martinez impress you. (After wait, Rubby De La Rosa ready)
- If elite outfielders like Justin Upton demand a huge return, just what would Ellsbury bring back? Because a 3-4 WAR per year outfielder isn’t cheap on today’s market. (Justin Upton’s Trade Value)
- Javier Vasquez still exists, and throws pretty crisp heaters. A 3-year, $39 million contract, anyone? No, but really, Cherington, don’t give him that. (Javier Vazquez “Not In A Hurry” To Sign)
I need to join a winter rec league or something. Going this long without any baseball activity is horrible.