The Boston Red Sox: Defenders of the 2004 World Championship!! "Whoever plunges into his experiences with the momentum of hope, will remember so that he cannot forget." - Soren Kierkegaard.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The Sox have reached terms with David Wells, a.k.a. Boomer, a.k.a. "The Man Who Hates Fenway," pending on the results of a physical scheduled for Tuesday. The deal is reportedly for two years at a guaranteed $8 million, with performance bonuses tacked on. Wells has a .500 record pitching at Fenway with a 4.78 ERA, which is eh. *shrugs* But he does have an excellent record against the Yankees (16-8 with a 2.94 ERA.) Personally I've never really despised David Wells with the intensity that I've hated some other people who have been/are Yankees, even though he does bear a striking resemblance to Mr. Belvedere. But it is kind of fucked up that a guy who has run his mouth about hating Fenway park so much would be willing to turn around and pitch there. Then again, what hasn't Wells run his mouth about? It's an interesting move, and if Wells can stay healthy and relatively in shape (two big "ifs,") things should pan out.

Resigning Petey seems imminent, seeing as how the Sox gave in and offered him a guaranteed third year. Now they just need to come to terms on money. Pedro is asking for $14 million a year. That's a lot of fucking money for a guy who may or may not be in the twilight of his career and who landed face-down on the prison shower floor several times last year, assaulted by just about every team in the AL East. But hey, it's Pedro.

Carl Pavano is still trying to make up his mind. If you read the Herald, he's leaning toward the Sox. If you read the NY papers, he's leaning toward the Yankees. I bet if I had the time and/or inclination to read the Detroit papers, they would say he was leaning toward the Tigers. Bottom line is, nobody knows. But what if the Sox ended up with a Schilling/Pedro/Wells/Pavano/Arroyo rotation? Sweet Jesus.

And the Sox are said to be interested in SS Edgar Renteria. What the hell is wrong with Little Buddy, I ask you! Let's bring Little Buddy back. I like the guy. I like his little afro and his big elf ears. He's like a little South American Keebler elf with a .835 zone rating who just happens to get clutch hits, even if his swing is sometimes whack unto the point of being violently off-target. Is Edgar Renteria more open to signing a two-year contract or something? And what's this I've been hearing about Julio Lugo being in the mix? Renteria is a crybaby, and Julio Lugo pretty much sucks. Me want Cabby.