Monday, March 06, 2006

What if we don't want him?

Wells is now claiming he'd be happy to remain in Boston. Most likely this is because he was in a wheelchair for a month! and noone else will take him. But what if we don't want to keep him?

I've never been happy with having Wells on the team. He had a 4.45 ERA last year. And with an incentive laden contract, he's going to go out and try to pitch whether he's healthy or not. I expect a lot of three inning outings from him this year.

Also, I'm tired of hearing how he's a big game pitcher. Well, let's take a look at how he did in his big games last year?

How about opening day last year? That was a big game, right? Yankee stadium, opening day... Boomer "gave up 10 hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings. He also balked in a run, walked one and had two hit batsmen (Jason Giambi both times) while notching four strikeouts. The Boomer took the loss as the Yankees pounded the Sox, 9-2, on Sunday's Opening Night."

Well, what about the playoffs. Those are big games, right? Well, it was a better outing than opening day, that's for sure. In 6.2 innings, he gave up 7 hits and 5 runs (only 2 ER) and only 5 K's. I certainly remember how he got rattled after that error. That was his last big day for the Sox. I only hope it really was his last.

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