Alright, I know you're sick of BoSox talk, but I was trying to find an audience for my line of thinking over my Turkey Day vacation, and few agreed with me.
I think the Sox are silly to sign Foulke. That is, assuming he's getting somewhere near 3-4 years at around $8 million.
1) Anyone read MoneyBall and Beane's tendency to bring up the value of closers? See Izzy, Koch, Foulke. A relief ace is important, but Foulke worries me. Remember, he was used a ton this year--a la Koch--and he was injured at the end of the ALDS.
2) Change up artist with the wall.
3) $8 mill is a lot; why not sign Latroy Hawkins and another player for a little more (total) and make Williamson the closer?
I'm back. Sorta.
Do not boo Johnny.