A series of questions about the reported release of Doug Mirabelli from the Red Sox.
1) Has anyone gotten Tim Wakefield's comment on this? I've seen him say in at least one interview that he doesn't want to pitch without Dougie. I'm worried about how Wake is taking the news right now.
2) Who's going to catch the knuckleball? Kevin Cash did ok with it last year...is that who they're having take over for Dougie?
3) Why did the Red Sox release Mirabelli? There's a fairly salient one. I guess it's a little sad (and telling) that it's my third question...
4) If they were going to release Dougie two weeks into Spring Training, why did they sign him this past offseason to "a salary of $550,000 which also included a $275,000 roster bonus, a $150,000 conditioning bonus and the possibility to earn $1.25 million in performance bonuses," to quote Cafardo on Extra Bases?
5) The official Doug Mirabelli Appreciation Night at Kow Loon in Saugus was broadcast well in advance to the public on the Internet. The Sox couldn't have come to this conclusion in time to save us all some bucks on Scorpion Bowls?