If you want to be the best reliever you can be, ultimately that probably ends up being the closer. ... That's my goal. I don't know if it'll happen here or somewhere else, two, three, five years down the road.Maybe you can't understand the subtle implications in that quote, but someone at the New York Post sure can:
Jonathan Papelbon may be closing for the Yankees sooner than you think.(Yes, my eyes are rolling.)
Bot Q&A from yesterday here:
I think that's the perception, that I'm going to go somewhere else, but it's all a perception. ... Of course I'd love to stay here for 15 years. Right now one year at a time is the way it's working, and I'm happy and everyone else is happy, so why not?
Daisuke Matsuzaka left the Red Sox's minor league complex yesterday with a sore mid-upper back. He told a group Japanese reporters about the injury.
Theo Epstein called it a "really mild strain" and did not think it would affect Matsuzaka's spring at all:
We're two months away from when we'll need his rotation spot anyway, so we'll just slow it down, let our doctors look at him, not make something we think is really small into something big.