Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hill Seems To Be Favorite For Open Bullpen Job

The bullpen appears to be pretty much decided for the Red Sox in 2011, with Jonathan Papelbon, Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks, Dan Wheeler, Felix Doubront, Tim Wakefield, and one open spot. That open spot could be given to Rich Hill (right), Andrew Miller, Lenny DiNardo, or Matt Albers. Rich Hill appears to be the favorite for this job, though, after he did pretty well in a limited time period for the Sox last year, going 1-0 and allowing no runs in 4 innings. If Hill makes the team, he will earn $580,000 in 2011, so he would be very affordable, and has the potential to be a great pitcher, judging by his 2007 season of 11-8/3.92/183. I think Hill is the best option among those four and I'm glad the Red Sox are considering him.

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