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Boston Red Sox left fielder Johnny Gomes sat down with D&C and talks describes what it's like to bounce from team to team in the big leagues. Gomes also went into great detail as to why he's nothing like Kevin Millar.
Johnny Damon update. - The Blue Jays gave starter A.J. Burnett a five-year deal just days after doing the same for closer B . J . Ryan . What you should know about the winter meetings is that while every year certainly carves its own identity, there is plenty
setting contractual records? With the sting of the last four-plus-year deals dished out to Joe Nathan , Francisco Cordero, B . J . Ryan and Billy Wagner still fresh, breaking another barrier was going to be a tall task. But he did it. The four-year, $50
closing contracts of at least four years at a minimum of $9 million per season. Three of the closers who signed those deals ( B . J . Ryan , Billy Wagner , Nathan) lost at least one year to injury (and in the case of Ryan, it was closer to three years), one
question," he told WEEI.com in spring training) is in his sights. The days of the five-year deals afforded former closers B . J . Ryan and Billy Wagner may be a thing of the past. And the age of the four-year contract for game-enders might have taken another
setting the financial standard for closers one he arrived at free agency. Well, now he's here, and while there won't be any B . J . Ryan or Billy Wagner five-year deals on the horizon, the Sox' closer certainly won't move the market backwards. The thinking
rookie McDonald had the chance to observe Burks’ professionalism. The veteran worked the count full against Orioles closer B . J . Ryan , and then lined a single to center. He was then replaced by a pinch-runner. As Burks came off the field, the fans at Fenway stood
most money ever allocated to a closer prior to the reported Papelbon deal was $47 million, given to Nathan (4 years) and B . J . Ryan (5 years). The highest annual average given to a closer was the $15 million per season the Yankees allocated to Mariano Rivera on two
2007-2008)... The Angels’ Scott Downs has made 27 straight interleague pitching appearances without allowing a run, tied (with BJ Ryan ) for the longest such streak ever. Downs’ 1.13 interleague ERA is the best career mark in the league (min. 60 IP): 1.13 – Scott Downs 1.48 – Justin Thompson 1.49 – Francisco
is an earnest but ultimately doomed candidate for State Assembly 16. Blue Jays (29-28, 16). I know they were burned on B . J . Ryan , but given the fact that John Farrell is there and Jon Rauch is what he is as a closer (OK, but just) and has a 350K buyout
but he only hits fastballs to left center and center. I think about a Wednesday afternoon when he hit the home run against B . J . Ryan . It was a 97 mile per hour fastball down and away and he drove it to the center field bleachers. I want to see what happens
are regularly dished out for starters, the days of giving the kind of five-year deals to closers, such as the one given to B . J . Ryan on Nov. 28, 2005, appear to be a thing of the past. Papelbon, even if something like Nathan occurred when he was making his switch, he