As many Major League clubs look over their rosters, some of them find players that just aren’t needed anymore – players that are just taking up cap room. Here is a list of some big time happenings going on around with the Red Sox alone:
- On October 31, 2008, the Boston Red Sox picked up Tim Wakefield’s 2009 option which cost them $4-million. In 30 starts in ’08 Wakefield was 10-11 with a 4.13 ERA. Wakefield is working under a contract that allows the Red Sox to renew each year for $4-million.
- Bartolo Colon filed for free agency Friday. He is 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA.
- Curt Schilling declared himself for free agency. His surgeon told him that if he wants to pitch again, Schilling will have to let him know by December 1 in order to undergo serious rehabilitation to be back by mid season ’09.
Just another quick note, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez filed for free agency on Friday, also.
LET THE BIDDING WAR BEGIN!!
(Editor’s Note: I am in the process of putting together a rather large post on free-agency. Look out for it later this week).