Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quick thoughts on three players:

Dustin Pedroia: A well earned rookie-of-the-year award for our man Dustin. I had the feeling this guy could play from the first time I saw him with the Pawsox. This is a guy that I'm going to enjoy watching play in the Red Sox infield from the next 15 years or so.

Josh Beckett: It's a shame that the postseason doesn't count in the voting for the Cy Young Award, because Beckett would have been the hands down winner. However, the votes are due at the end of the regular season and the Indians C.C. Sabathia won the award. I can't really argue; even though Beckett was the majors only 20 game winner, Sabathia pitched about 40 more innings and was better than Beckett in several other categories. I'm guessing Josh would rather have a World Series ring than a Cy Young Award, anyhow.

Mike Lowell: The Sox were unable to sign Lowell during the exclusive negotiating period and now he can take offers from any team. I think Boston still has a decent shot of signing him, but they are almost certainly going to have to go to four guaranteed years to do so. Will Theo go to a fourth year? Not sure, but we'll have to see what happens.


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