Winter Meeting Preview For The Red Sox
I hope you all enjoyed the New England Patriots' thrilling comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Down by a score of 20-10 with 9 1/2 minutes left, they abandoned their running attack and stuck to the airwaves. With great success. Two touchdowns made the final score 24-20 Patriots, and they remain unbeaten at 9-0. Great job by Tom Brady and superstar receiver Randy Moss, among so many others.
Fox Sports dot com had an interesting article about baseball's upcoming winter meetings, and briefly delved into the needs of each and every MLB team, including the Boston Red Sox. Here is what they had to say about the world champions (I LOVE typing that!).....
"The world champs face tough decisions on Mike Lowell and Curt Schilling. There's of course the Alex Rodriguez scuttle going around, but the fans and clubhouse are united in wanting to see Lowell back. The Yankees may drive up Lowell's price, so that's something to be considered. There's nothing on the market after Lowell and A-Rod, so if the Sox fail to sign one of those two they may be forced to trade for a Joe Crede or a Miguel Tejada. The pitching market is similarly thin, so Boston might do well to take Schilling up on his offer to sign a one-year deal. Otherwise, they might be in the mix for top import pitcher Hiroki Kuroda."
Peter here, and wow, it seems like the team we love to love doesn't have many needs. Number one, I totally agree they should sign Schill for the one year contract that he desires. He will come back in the spring in much better shape than he was this past year, and there is a perfect spot for him in the rotation. Please Theo! Now, on to Mikey Lowell. Two words---SIGN HIM! Two more words---FORGET AROD! Red Sox Nation, Red Sox International and all of his fellow teammates unanimously want him back. So what that he's 34. Give him a two year deal with an option for a third, or just a straight three year contract. We demand it! And most importantly, he wants to be back playing third base for the Red Sox, and everyone knows it, management, the fans and fellow players alike.
The entire Fox Sports dot com article, with the needs of every MLB team on the planet included, is linked when you click on the title of this post. So enjoy your Monday, the first full week of November, and thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet's blue nowhere. And it's refreshingly nice to see the first traces of the sun before 6:20 AM EST. Those 7:25 AM sunrises were getting on my nerves! Be safe, be well and be happy. Any comments...I'll read and answer EVERY one. Promise.