May 7, 2006

the papelbon defense

far be it for me to make suggestions for the esteemed red sox brain trust, but i don't think they have adequately prepared for the contingency of a jonathan papelbon-like player. sure, it might seem unnessasary to improve upon the 7-pitch, 3-strike-out, mathematically impossible saves he so ruthlessly imposes. but of course they haven't considered the advantages of resting the defense for the last inning of every win. i think this stratagy should be more than sufficient.