Three For Three
"The Red Sox avoided arbitration with Josh Beckett, 25, who officially signed a one-year deal, reportedly worth $4.325 million. Beckett (15-8, 3.38 ERA) had agreed to the contract Saturday."
***This is me. It's official, and wrapped with fancy paper and a red bow. Josh beckett is our number two starter, right behind ace Curt Schilling in our rotation. That's one for one.
"The Red Sox will pay Coco Crisp $2.75 million to fill the roles of leadoff hitter and centerfielder. Crisp, acquired from the Indians in a trade last month, avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal Monday."
***This is me again. Coco Crisp makes it two for two. A capable, fast and durable fielder we hope he will be, as well as a patient hitter, able to make the opposing pitchers throw a few pitches starting out the top of the first. Something the now hated Johhnie Damon always did well. I'm using the "ie" way to spell Johnny because I think because of his actions he deserves the feminine treatment of his first name. Tough, Johnnie. That's two for two.
"Also Monday, the Red Sox officially announced the signing of free agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez to a one-year, $3 million contract. To make room on the 40-man roster for Gonzalez, first baseman Roberto Petagine, 34, was designated for assignment."
***This is me, for the last time in this post. Those of you cheering at that piece of information keep it down, will ya! We have a guy at short for one year, which is what we wanted. We have a guy at short who does not make many errors. His glove is a Hoover. Eureka! And that makes three for three on this Tuesday noon. And I say, YES!