After having back surgery yesterday, Tim Wakefield has had his herniated disk removed in a successful surgery. After going 11-3 with a 4.31 ERA, he finished the year 11-5 with a 4.58 ERA, in only 4 starts because of his gimpy back. The 43 year old does intend to play in 2010, but it might be his last year, he says. Wakefield does have a $4 million option for 2010 for the Red Sox to exercise, but Theo Epstein (Red Sox GM) says that until the surgery has done its job, neither side will make a move. Wakefield is going to start training for Spring Training in rehab so he will be fit once Spring Training comes. I hope the Sox can resign "Wake" as he can be a great pitcher.