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Offline AB_Celtic

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Thoughts on Uehara deal?
« on: December 06, 2012, 03:07:00 PM »
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Re: Thoughts on Uehara deal?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 04:47:47 AM »
It's nice, I guess, but a one year deal for a 37 year old reliever . . . I can't say anything bad about it, but it's just a little bit odd to make that signing right now because it seems pretty low priority.

Unless the Red Sox are planning something a lot bigger than they're letting on, this next season isn't going to mean much other than winning back some fans by putting a more likable team on the field.  So whether or not we have one of the better middle relievers in the league locked up on a one year deal doesn't seem like it will make a difference. 

It doesn't even fill a really pressing need, the way that signing an older yet solid starting pitcher to a one year deal would (e.g. signing a guy like Kuroda, Haren, or Dempster).
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Re: Thoughts on Uehara deal?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 08:47:38 AM »
We needed reliever help, this is a good deal.  I don't think it makes us a contender though.
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