December 15, 2006

Brendan Donnelly Joins Bullpen

The Red Sox have traded LHP Phil Seibel to the Angels for RHP Brendan Donnelly. Nice.

We also signed JC Romero for 2007.
01 Schilling
02 Matsuzaka
03 Beckett
04 Wakefield
05 Papelbon

06 Timlin
07 Delcarmen
08 Tavarez
09 Okajima
10 Donnelly
11 Romero
12 ? Lester/Hansen/Snyder/Breslow/
Hansack/DiNardo/Gabbard/Corey

38 comments:

Jack Marshall said...

Quality reliever; an obvious set-up guy, and I wouldn't mind seeing him close, frankly. He goes thru long periods when he's unhittable, assuming he's healthy. What's not to like?

redsock said...

Seibel's nearing 28 and has been plagued by injuries. I like this no-risk move.

Seibel wasn't One Of The 25, but he did get a ring!

Zenslinger said...

J.C. Romero as well -- I'm remembering him as a good pitcher, but evidently he's gone downhill some and has never had great control.

SoSH is having a conversation on the bullpen and who could be in it. Looks like a lot of mediocore guys competing for a few spaces and no closer yet, but -- at least we'll have options. It can't be worse than last year.

Can it?

Anonymous said...

Yo Theo! You're a brainiac. I've got a Word Jumble for you - "ESLORC". Now solve it.

9casey said...

Who are you guys suggesting he gets for the closer job...and at this point it would have to be a trade , so Pena or Crisp would most likely be on the block.

Is he missing someone you guys like...

9casey said...

They also might force Papelpon back into the postion ....I think he would do it..

If they sign Clemens , which isn't far-fetched, is it? Pap might be left out..

Jesus he did have .92 era last year

redsock said...

Theo Epstein = The Penis Toe

Daisuke Matsuzaka = Ask Us, Muzak Aid Tea

redsock said...

Paps WILL NOT be closing!

Sox docs say the strain of bullpen work (multiple days per week (some consecutive) of warming up and pitching) will ruin his shoulder and he needs the steady routine of starting.

Theo et al. have said this repeatedly.

9casey said...

One other thing I will be suprised if Delcarmen makes the opening day roster.

He ain't got it........yet

I cant wait to see Jack's prediction on wins for this season!!!

This squad is shaping up....

They still may need a backup corner infielder..

redsock said...

Dustin Pedroia is a great one!

Dispute Inroad
Did Sap Routine
An Outside Drip
Dupont Diaries
Nora Studied Pi
Unparsed Idiot

9casey said...

I thought I was bored

redsock said...

Just taking a short break from work .... now back to it.

9casey said...

Thats cool....did you see my post about the new radio crew...Dave O'brien is pretty good.....

redsock said...

Since I hate Joe and Jerry, this has to be an improvement.

But isn't O'Brien the fool who still goes on and on (and on) about Manny's HR showboating against Oakland in the 2003 playoffs?

Jere said...

I don't buy that about Papelbon. So if he fails as a starter, he's just forced to retire? Because he, unlike everyone else, just can't possibly pitch more than exactly once every five days? Is there nothing he can do to pitch more than that? With all these doctors and trainers know? We've got possibly the best closer in the league. I think we should keep him right where he is.

L-girl said...

Geez, get busy at work and everyone starts playing with anagrams. What's next, palindromes? I gotta get a piece of this.

L-girl said...

Dave O'Brien??? I just realized who that is!!! God, I loathe that guy. Well, thank goodness we don't listen to the Sox on the radio...

By the way, this

Unparsed Idiot

is to good to waste on Dustin Pedroia.

L-girl said...

manny ramirez =

ram in ny maze

it was more obscene the first time. i toned it down.

L-girl said...

david ortiz

dad or vizit
vat did i roz (roz, did i vat?)

the zeds are too difficult

L-girl said...

daisuke matsuzaka

i make us data, kuza

no, kuza is not a word. just a made-up name to use the leftover letters.

i'm not doing so well. i'd better stop.

9casey said...

Mike Lowell
Like mellow

Willy Mo Pena
A Lonely Wimp

Redsock will like this one

Theo Epstein
teethe in ops

Brain freeze

L-girl said...

Willy Mo Pena
A Lonely Wimp


That's great!!

I must be picking the wrong names. :)

redsock said...

Jonathan Papelbon = Anal Job Not Happen

:>)

redsock said...

I have to get a bunch of these together for a post. Too good to hide away in comments.

Jack Marshall said...

Boy, after this sordid display, I'm not taking ANY crap about my next song parody.

"KOZA?"

Z: with very few exceptions, nobody can predict from season to season which relief pitchers will be outstanding and which will be mediocre. But Brendon Donnelly so far in his career has definitely NOT been mediocre. Any pitcher who averages a K an inning with an ERA under 3.00 is a candidate to close.

And if Hansen and Delcarmen turn out to be just mediocre, I'll be even more steamed at Theo for not addressing the teams weaknesses last July than I am now. My bet is that at least one of them emerge as a legitimate relief star in '07.

Meanwhile,casey,I'll wait to see how Pedroia, Varitek, Lester, Schilling, Lugo,Crisp and Closer X look in the Spring before making my next idiotic forcast.

L-girl said...

Jack, your song parodies would be unfair competition around here.

curt schilling
hill, cut, rings

L-girl said...

jason varitek
jive son karat

i should have quit after curt

Anonymous said...

Please, stop! and that ain't no anagram!

L-girl said...

kevin youkilis

olive ink is yuk
vile kink is you

L-girl said...

curt schilling

clinch lug stir

L-girl said...

roger clemens

closer erg men

You can do about a million of them with his name.

I must have been too tired last night.

L-girl said...

david ortiz

diva or ditz?

L-girl said...

Newsflash! I've just been informed that while I was wracking my poor, tired brain to create anagrams on my own, Redsock was just plugging players' names into one of the many online anagram generators.

Here I was all impressed by his ability to turn Dustin Pedroia into this --

Dispute Inroad
Did Sap Routine
An Outside Drip
Dupont Diaries
Nora Studied Pi
Unparsed Idiot


-- when he really was just typing.

No wonder my anagrams suck! I was thinking them up on my own.

OK, who else was cheating? Jack Marshall will be taking your names.

Jere said...

This is like when I did anagrams for Sox blogs. (Joy of Sox is a hard one.)

http://letsgosox.blogspot.com/2005/07/ana-sp-gr-am-ming.html

I am absolutley offended by the use of these anagram generators! Use Scrabble tiles!

redsock said...

(Joy of Sox is a hard one.)

Hot Foxes! Joy!

redsock said...

"we move to canada" is great!

woo! advance team!
wet avocado, amen
eat wood, caveman
adam can't woo eve
mad eva tow canoe
damon weave coat

redsock said...

move to canada = vacate and moo

L-girl said...

I am absolutley offended by the use of these anagram generators! Use Scrabble tiles!

Yay Jere. :)

Scrabble tiles would make my life easier. I've been writing down the name and crossing out the letters. Not too efficient.

woo! advance team!
eat wood, caveman


These are so great. And relevant! Maybe I'll start an anagram thread at wmtc.