My last entry was July 11! That’s absurd. A fresh start as we head into the hot stove league!
Adam Dunn was signed yesterday, as was A.J. Put Paulie’s name on a new three year deal and all will be right with the offensive/fielding components of the Sox heading into 2011. Ozzie & Kenny both know how strong the Twinkies are and see the Tigers doing anything but standing pat. Glad to see that they are making a strong move to compete this coming season.
One caveat on that comment, Adam must, I repeat MUST leave his glove in D.C. Dude’s a very good left handed bat, but he’s a butcher in the field.
With Morel taking over for Teahen at third and Dayan waiting in the wings behind Paulie, as well as Jared Mitchell and Jordan Danks in the OF things are looking good right about now.
Next thing up is the bullpen. Gotta put together almost an entirely new crew for 2011. Thornton, Pena, and perhaps Sale are all we have available to us right now that I have any confidence in. Still wondering whether we will let Sale start the season in Charlotte and allow him to stretch into a starter.
Still and all with Adam and A.J. in the fold its a strong start to the offseason.
The most interesting part of the season so far has been the nightly effort to guess which part of the team will conspire to create the loss
Will it be the much vaunted rotation that can’t make it out of the fifth inning?
Will it be the “ozzie ball” offense. WIth the emphasis on the “o”, as in zero!
Will it be the bullpen.
Well, yesterday it was the bullpen. After giving us all heart palpitations in his last several outings, Bobby Jenks had a full blown crap of the bed yesterday, and blew a save and then lost the game for the Sox. It seems to this Sox fan that it may be time to put Santos in the closer’s role. Bobby seems to have completely lost his edge.
Two monumental games in Minneapolis against the Twins this week, followed by games at KC and then Detroit. It seems almost foolish to say it on the 10th day of May, but this season could be effectively over for the Sox by the end of this trip…….They’re not going to win the wild card, so the division is their only shot at the post season, in other words these games are crucial!
Yesterday’s injury to DeWayne Wise necessitated some fancy dancing by Kenny Williams in the past 24 hours.
Wise was placed on the 15 day DL with a grade three shoulder separation.
Jerry Owens contract was purchased from AAA Charlotte, and he is now with the big club in Detroit.
Scott Podsednik was signed to a minor league deal.
It’s not that we don’t think you can do the job BA, it’s just that we don’t think that you can do the job.
In other news, today’s game against the Tigers is rained out. No makeup has been rescheduled.
First roadie of the regular season begins in about ten minutes (weather permitting) against the Tigers.
Getz is down with an arm injury that will keep him out a day or two. Lillibridge starts in his place, and will leadoff. Too bad that Getz is injured, but I have to say that I like the way that Lillibridge handled himself in the leadoff spot on Saturday.
Time to win another series against a division opponent. Lets Go Sox!