Saturday, January 16, 2010

Red Sox Feeling a Bit Arbitrary

This is a little bit rough, four of the Sox' players are filing for arbitration, which will be a bit difficult over the next weeks. One of those players was Jonathan Papelbon (right), the Red Sox' closer who went 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 38 saves last year and is considered one of the best closers in baseball. The three other Sox that are filing for arbitration include Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez, and Jeremy Hermida. If the Red Sox cannot retain these players, their bullpen will be looking pretty shabby next year. Jeremy Hermida is the player that the Red Sox acquired on November 4, for the first move of the offseason: less than 24 hours after the Yankees won the World Series (but we most not dwell on this). Hermida adressed Red Sox Nation and asid that he was happy to be a Red Sox and ready to embrace his new role. I think that, if Papelbon is retained, the Sox will have a great year next year. I'm predicting... 96-66. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!!!

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