Keith Foulke is still hopeful of receiving a better offer from the A's or the Red Sox. "It's still kind of up in the air," Foulke said Monday night. "It will probably depend on if Oakland really tries to do something." Oakland has made the closer a four-year offer believed to be worth more than $20 million but not as much as the $24 million that has been previously reported. Boston reportedly has presented Foulke with a three-year deal with a vested option for a fourth year that could total $26 million. Foulke's decision still figures to come this week.
Ok, so on the way in today I'm thinking hmm, the main reason Foulke hasn't decided where he wants to play is b/c he can't decide if he wants a change of scenery or not. I thought it wasn't about the money (currently relatively similar deals, although diff. years) nor was it about the team's chances (both are contenders). I thought Mr.Foulke was debating which city has better hoagies, Oakland or Boston.
Then he pulls this 'I'm waiting for a better offer' crap. Listen buddy, you're a decent closer and all but what kind of cash are you expecting... ARod numbers? True, this may be a ploy to up the price due to Eddie G's signing with the Mariners, but dammit I'm getting impatient here.
Twiddling my thumbs...