Ken Rosenthal is pretty good at his job… but PLEASE be wrong with this Tweet!
Seriously Red Sox… why bring him in? For MULTI YEARS?
You want multiyears?
How about 2008 when he all but sabotaged the Marlins playoff run? I wrote about that when I trashed the Cubs for signing him.
He was awful with the Cubs in 2009. I wrote about that when I trashed the Blue Jays for signing him.
He was mediocre with the Blue Jays in 2010. I wrote about that when I trashed him last year.
Don’t do it, Red Sox! Let some other team be a chump and bring him aboard. There is NO NEED for this. He will make Eric Gagne look like Mariano Rivera.
Let the Pirates, Nationals, Orioles or Mariners get in the mix.
For EVERYONE’S sake.
(Oh Lord make this not happen.)
In my latest article for The Hardball Times, I take some more awful contracts and see if I can make a few garbage-for-garbage deals.
Read the article HERE.
Looking for a pic of Steinbrenner for another post, I stumbled across this Sports Illustrated cover from 2003.
And the premise is clear for the 2003 Baseball preview… pitching wins and George Steinbrenner has paid to make sure he has the best staff.
Pettite, Mussina and Clemens all belong. (David Wells who was also on the team just released his book and I guess was persona non grata.)
And you have Contreras and Weaver… who would turn out to be busts in New York only to lead other teams to the World Series title soon after their Yankee stay ended.
That’s all fine and good.
Quick question: WHERE THE HELL IS MARIANO RIVERA?
Remember him? The Hall of Famer in the bullpen? The lynchpin of championships?
Seriously, at no point during the photo shoot did Andy Pettite look around and say “Jeff, Jose… nice to see you. Um where the hell is Mo?”
It struck me as odd.