Having Vizquel as depth and an unofficial coach could only help the Red Sox as they build towards 2013. $2 million to help develop the shortstop of the future is a bargain.
Compare that to the $44 million spent on Edgar Renteria and Julio Lugo.
And with 2,841 hits, the Red Sox can watch him creep slowly to 3,000.
Combine that with Tim Wakefield needing 6 wins to tie and 7 to pass Roger Clemens and Cy Young for most ever wins by a Red Sox pitcher, you could have two of the slowest and most painful build ups to a baseball milestone ever happening at the same time!
And seeing that I don’t think the Red Sox are winning squat in 2012, why not have THAT reason to go to the park?
Come on Sox! It’s not like he’s going to cost the Red Sox a draft pick or a long term deal. Bring him on board!
Besides, if he makes it to the Hall of Fame (which I think he will) then there will be another plaque with “Boston (A.L.)” on it. And that’s not bad.